Fish Health - Surgery
I am not a fan of surgery on
fish as I have yet to see any fish in ANY part of the world that has under gone
surgery and survived any length of time.
I'm not talking about simple
surgery such as fin nipping or less simple work such as removing a eye. I am
referring to opening a fish up and resealing with any product to me at this
point in time cannot be done other than for your own ego.
tumours of a large size or egg mass and ovaries is pie in the sky.
surgery on corpses with owners consent for my own knowledge and
In the States I've watched surgery being done on large fish but
when I contact the surgeon in a month or two the story is always the same "yes
I'm afraid we lost the fish through secondary infection". Why not be honest and
say the fish died through blood poisoning / sepsis as they all do.
know a lot about the working of a fishes organs but we cannot reseal and allow
tissue to bond, nerve endings and blood vessel to reseal before fish has to be
back into water, which of course has to be warm to aid recovery. Warm water is
what bacteria like best (warm damp conditions) and that's the whole