***2021 update: Tricaine now has a 12-mo expiration date from the time of manufacture. To ensure you receive the freshest batch possibly available, we will have your order shipped directly from the manufacturer to your door!
Syndel's Tricaine-S (MS-222, TMS, tricaine methanesulfonate) is an FDA approved fish anesthetic (FDA ANADA 200-226) used for the temporary immobilization of fish, amphibians, and other aquatic cold-blooded animals (poikilotherms). Tricaine-S has long been recognized as a valuable tool for the proper handling of these animals during manual spawning (fish stripping), weighing, measuring, marking, surgical operations, transport, photography, and research.
Syndel is the world's largest manufacturer of Tricaine-S. It is made in FDA inspected Ferndale, Washington USA manufacturing plant according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), which ensures the purity, strength, and quality of the product.
Tricaine-S (MS-222) is a fine crystalline powder fish anesthetic that is mixed with water prior to use. MS-222 is safe and effective for the anesthesia of fish when used as directed.
Commonly also sold under the name of Finquel.
The American Fisheries Society - Fish Culture Section's Working Group on Aquaculture Drugs, Chemicals, and Biologics (WGADCB) has published a Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture. WGADCB have also developed a Treatment Calculator to assist in the dosage calculations of certain products.
Tricaine-S is a USFDA registered drug of Western Chemical Inc. a subsidiary of Aquatic Life Sciences, Inc.
|Tricaine-S - Directions for Use (PDF Size: 222.5 KB)|
|Tricaine-S - Dosage Chart (PDF Size: 43.2 KB)|
|Tricaine-S SDS (PDF Size: 237.2 KB)|
If sedating for spawning, try Ovaprim.
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