The aim of this work was to evaluate the induction and recuperation time of quinguio (Carassius auratus) exposed to two anesthetics, eugenol and benzocaine. 128 juveniles with 2.07±0.53g of average weight and 5.51±0.56cm of total length were used. The benzocaine proved to be more efficient than the eugenol regarding the time in inducing a coma and recovering flight, as well as survival. The better results of benzocaine doses were 87.5 and 100mg.L-1. The eugenol resulted in a delay of animal induction and recovery, and also presented mortalities when the anesthetics doses were increased.
anesthesia; ornamental fish; management