If you're handling or transporting fish, you need reliable fish anesthesia. This is often best achieved with MS-222 or tricaine methanesulfonate. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems carries several types of tranquilizers that are safe and effective, and which are quickly reversed when your stock is placed back in untreated water. These chemicals calm and/or immobilize cold-blooded aquatic animals, which lets fish be tagged, weighed, measured, or shipped with less risk of the animals being hurt or killed. MS-222 can also be used as fish anesthesia during surgeries.
One of the benefits of using tricaine methanesulfonate or similar fish tranquilizers is that the fish will typically recover very quickly once they are moved into clean water. When used properly, MS-222 should cause no long-term effects. Do you have questions about fish anesthesia and tranquilizers? Ask us or call 1-877-347-4788 to speak with an aquaculture expert.