Friday, January 26, 2007

Fish Surgery

Fish Surgery

Thanks Simian for sending in this very interesting video.

Two things I thought were of interest - you can catch tuberculosis from a fish according to the video. Does that mean we had better ban fish in HDB flats too because of the POSSIBILITY of disease? After all, maybe some of the water from the fish tank might accidentally come in contact with someone!

On a more serious note, it was interesting to see what advances have been made in veterinary medicine. It's interesting that in most cases, people would probably have been told to get another fish but some owners are going to great lengths obviously because they love their fish a lot.


Blogger budak said...

Again it's plain common sense. If you have open scabs/sores or a wound on your hand or arm, don't plunge it into the fish tank water.

Within the aquaria sector, there is also a dichotomy. You have 'old school' or just plain ignorant aquarists who think that an aquarium has to be kept meticulously free of dirt and debris in a bare bones tank with nowhere to hide, while a newer group sees the need for a kind of natural balance, where there are plants and microorganisms established in a tank to naturally filter out waste and recycle nutrients and natural rocks/wood to simulate fish habitats. To the former, this approach can seem 'dirty', messy or undesirable, with a common complaint being, "so many plants, how to see the fish?"

26/1/07 1:27 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Budak :)

26/1/07 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great programme - definitely worth watching even if you do not like fish.

26/1/07 8:07 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I thought so too! Very educational.

26/1/07 8:12 PM  

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