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Hi guys.

I've just joined qldaf and have gotten lost already.

I joined, In hope I could source a couple of redtail catfish.

We just lost our big 80cm boy last night. Not only was he a family pet, he was our daughters pet. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be fantastic

Cheers guys.

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If you r going to dry preserve it, I'd ask taxadermists or if you wanted it wet preserved you may have to get a similar sized tank made for it. Then get formaldahyde(? Spelling) and a long needle and syringe. Any tissue thicker then 1inch will have to be injected with form. I forget the distances between injection sites but I'd say every square inch. Go in from each side and inject as you withdraw the needle. Form is a preservative/fixitive and used for thicker tissue preservation. The outside centimeters will be fine in metho, or if you want to do it properly, ethanol. There are dyes you can get to keep the red but you'd have to look into that.

Of course you'd have to thaw it b4 injecting. Good luck either way

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Oh ok, I'm an embalmer, so I have those chemicals, and would be able to work out how much easily as I do it everyday on humans.

He is very much apart of the family so we defiantly would love to keep him.

:) I shall take him to work with me.

Thanks for the tip :)

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]if possible, try and put it in a big block of resin.

then make it look like a fishtank.

i reckon it would look sick, thats if it possible

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