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A great sedative for transporting, sorting and grading fish.
This is an FDA-approved, ANADA #200-226, high-grade brand of MS-222 (tricaine methanesulfonate), which is an anesthetic/tranquilizer of fish and other cold-blooded aquatic organisms. When used properly, it induces a temporary state of immobilization that is rapidly reversed when the animal is placed back in clean water.
Commonly used when handling fish during manual spawning (stripping), tagging, measuring, weighing and surgical operations.
Tricaine-S is a USFDA registered drug of Western Chemical Inc. a subsidiary of Aquatic Life Sciences, Inc.
The American Fisheries Society - Fish Culture Section's Working Group on Aquaculture Drugs, Chemicals, and Biologics (WGADCB) has published a Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture. WGADCB have also developed a Treatment Calculator to assist in the dosage calculations of certain products.
*Although the calculator has been checked for accuracy and can be a useful tool to aid in calculating treatment dosages, the end user is responsible for correctly applying any regulated compound in aquaculture