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Choking Fish


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while thinking along the lines of euthanasia and looking through previous posts i was thinking about what happens to the fish when they choke. do they suffer oxygen deprivation or anything or can they just use their gills normally and the mouth is just a food shute? i have had two fish that choked, one quite severely and seemed a bit..... special after that. any thoughts anyone?

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...i dont think their gills and breathing is affected directly as the rock isnt blocking the path the water has to flow through.. but they do just sit there mainly trying to get the rock out which involves their mouths acting in the other direction to getting water flowing the right way through the gills... so they probably arnt breathing much... so yea i spose.. i think :):huh:

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When you say 'choke' do you mean choke on something? Like a rock?

I believe the gills do the breathing, so I do not know if they would die if they had a rock in their mouth. I have had my black moor get rocks many times, and he has never been sick after or anything.

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