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Fish.....out of water !
« on: 01/11/2006 20:39:23 »
I often see on Fishing programs the fisherman spending a good few minutes diplaying the fish they have caught out of the water !

Obviously this is not killing the fish as when they return the fish it happily swims away, but is it not akin to us drowning in water ?

What happens to a fish when it is out of water, ?..isn't it suffering terribly ?

Sometimes it's out of water for 5-10 minutes !...how can it survive for so long ?...is there not damage being done to the fish ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/11/2006 20:59:50 »
Difficult to say how much long term damage is done to the fish, but I would agree that it must be suffering.

 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #2 on: 02/11/2006 14:17:31 »
Thanks George....

I too wonder if the fish is left with some sort of organ damage when returned !...are there not an fish anatomists out there ?

A box of fly larvae for the first one to provide some answers
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #3 on: 02/11/2006 14:35:33 »
I do know that I hate sport fishing because of the suffering. Fish begin to dry up and can no longer take in the water after a point out of water.. we had one that almost died because he got a huge rock stuck in his mouth..and couldn't take in the water through his gills! Hubby had to come home and do surgery on its mouth to remove the rock. he was lifeless. So hubby pushed the fish back and forth through the water forcing water through his gills for over and hour .. the fish after 10 minutes was showing signs of small movements.. he kept it up until the fishy swam away on his own. He was a Orunda, I think  a large Fancy Fan Tailed Gold Fish we had had for several years!
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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #4 on: 05/11/2006 14:15:16 »
Okay, I want to know if any of you have ever performed cpr on a fish?  How would you do it, through the gills?  Also, when doing your compressions...which finger would be best..the pinkie?  LOL
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #5 on: 05/11/2006 15:34:11 »
I used to go fishing and on occasions when i caught a large carp or tench if i noticed any diseased tissue or parasitic infection i would clean  up the wound and place some antiseptic on any infected tissue during which the fish could be out of water for about five minutes or so and as long as it was kept moist the fish would suffer no harm.
And if your wondering how i know , well many of these fish but mainly the big specimens were well known and would be caught again maybe the next week, next month or next year and a large proportion of them are still alive and well today. 
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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #6 on: 05/11/2006 19:07:47 »
THANK YOU for this Michael,

I think it has been speculated that fish may even get used to being caught as it entails a tasty snack after all !..

They know, or have got used to be being put back and as you say sometimes the same fish are regularly caught !
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #7 on: 05/11/2006 19:32:30 »
LOretta I believe that fish do not posess lungs so it would be pointless to administer such Cpr unless you were quite sure he was really a lovely delectible able bodied hunk of a man that had been changed in to a fish( Mr. Limpet Perhaps) and was crying out for a young maidens kiss to revive him!
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #8 on: 06/11/2006 06:35:49 »
LOL  so no gill kissing, eh?
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #9 on: 06/11/2006 07:46:54 »
NOPE A DOODLE!!! GILL MAN MAY BE DOABLE!LOL He had Lips as I recall some 30 or 4o years ago!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/11/2006 18:00:58 »
Unfortunately AquaMan drinks like a fish  :)



(This image is not a product of photoshop  [xx(] )

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #11 on: 06/11/2006 20:04:55 »
Robert Rules !!!



What about this guy  ?!!..I am sure he has a pair of lungs :



 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #12 on: 06/11/2006 22:59:19 »
Robert and Neil...you guys are funny!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/11/2006 23:12:34 »
Robert and Neil...you guys are funny!!!

Hey !!..have EWE been reading my doctors notes !! ?.....DOH !!!!I thought ewe meant funny in the head !!   ;)
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #14 on: 06/11/2006 23:41:31 »
LOL comically silly ewe!  Get out of my heels!
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #15 on: 07/11/2006 04:39:41 »
 I love you guys I needed to laugh!!! LOL I love it!! I think I am up for kissing the Fish head myself.. Desperate women here.. The dang fish head looks good!! LOL LOL Yikes MAybe I could hold my breath just long enough to get past the rotten fish smell! Then all would be well, I am sure asfter that kiss he would turn into a most handsome young prince... Not to young... I am feeble!!LOL
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #16 on: 07/11/2006 20:56:58 »
If not a handsome prince....which I think is an amphibian if I recall...but maybe he would turn into a fisherman?  LOL
 

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Re: Fish.....out of water !
« Reply #17 on: 08/11/2006 06:01:05 »
 Yepperoo that sounds good right now!!
 

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