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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:11 am Post subject: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Hi  all!
 Sunday  when   I  was  changing  the  aquarium  water,I  forgot  to  switch  off  the  heater.  I  got  an  electirc  shock.  I  think  that  there  is  some  problem  in  my  heater.  But  main  thing  I  saw  that  fish  was  normally  swimming.  I  want  to  know  "Will  fish  get  electric  shock  or  not".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:15 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Yes,  if  there  is  something  wrong  with  the  heater  it  can  shock  the  fishes.  I  would  say  replace  the  heater  ASAP.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:46 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 I  differ  on  that.  You  got  a  shock  because  you  were  grounded,  the  electricity  passed  to  the  earth  though  you.  When  the  heater  is  in  the  tank,  that  path  is  absent.  There  may  be  stray  currents  which  may  or  may  not  affect  your  fish.
 In  any  case,  since  your  life  is  more  important  than  any  fishes,  I  would  suggest  that  you  discard  or  replace  the  heater.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Bingo  Pradeep.
 
 Nothing  will  happen  to  the  fish.  It's  your  life  that's  in  danger.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:51 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 I  dont  think  fish  will  get  electric  shock....
 My  filter  is  leaking  current  slightly  since  2  months...when  I  put  my  hand  in  water  I  get  little  shock...but  none  of  my  fish  harmed  because  of  that...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:52 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

                                                   
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Bingo  Pradeep.
 
 Nothing  will  happen  to  the  fish.  It's  your  life  that's  in  danger.                

 
   Yes,  I  stank  corrected.  I  did  some  reading  up  right  now.  Looks  like  the  fish  will  be  safe.  My  apologies.  But  I  guess  a  faulty  heater  is  best  changed  due  one's  own  life  risks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:07 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Yah  so  change  it  be  littli  careful  while  doing  regular  things.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:08 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  differ  on  that.  You  got  a  shock  because  you  were  grounded,  the  electricity  passed  to  the  earth  though  you.  When  the  heater  is  in  the  tank,  that  path  is  absent.  There  may  be  stray  currents  which  may  or  may  not  affect  your  fish.
 In  any  case,  since  your  life  is  more  important  than  any  fishes,  I  would  suggest  that  you  discard  or  replace  the  heater.                

 
 +3  to  Pradeep!  
 
 The  glass  insulates  the  water  from  grounding.  Its  only  when,  you  put  your  hand  in  the  water,  you  complete  the  ground  and  pass  current  through  you.  The  same  moment,  fishes  get  to  experience  the  electric  shock  too,  since  they  are  in  the  same  conducting  medium.  Not  otherwise.
 
 I  wonder  if  the  prey  can  still  stay  immune  to  an  Electric  Catfish  in  a  glass  aquarium,  with  no  grounding.   Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:18 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Good  thought  shankar
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:19 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Hey  guys,  I  would  like  to  add  my  two  cents.......
 
 Electricity  does  affect  fish   Smile  that  is  how  the  principle  of  electrofishing  works.
 
 Like  our  other  members  pointed  out  you  are  in  more  danger  than  the  fish.  
 
 If  a  steady  dose  of  electircity  is  provided  the  fish  is  known  to  move  towards  the  anode  due  to  taxis...in  simple  words  their  sense  organs  get  confused.  
 
 For  you  its  mortal  danger..............for  the  fish  its  a  nagging  howl  in  the  ear   Chuckle  
 
 Change  it  as  soon  as  possible.  All  the  best   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:20 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 Thanks  All  !  I  will  change  the  heater.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:56 am Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 To  add  on  to  the  discussions,
 
 Some  years  back  I  used  to  go  to  Arunachal  Pradesh  to  stay  in  logging  forest  camps  since  timber  logging  was  still  legal  then.  For  our  benefit  we  used  to  carry  small  generators.  I  remember  we  used  to  use  the  generators  for  catching  fish  in  the  rivers  and  pools.  The  two  points  of  the  output  would  be  hooked  into  small  iron  rods  and  dug  into  the  river  bottom  (normally  around  5-10  feet).  Then  the  generator  would  be  switched  on  and  since  the  hilly  river  waters  were  crystal  clear,  any  fish  that  used  to  come  near  that  zone  (a  rough  radius  of  around  3-4  feet)  would  simply  turn  upside  down  and  get  stuck  among  the  rocks.  Not  all  the  fish  would  be  like  this,  some  would  zap  out  and  get  out  of  that  zone  and  be  normal.  We  could  clearly  see  this  happen.  Once  some  10-15  fish  would  be  down  and  out,  the  generator  was  switched  off  and  a  local  guy  would  dive  in  and  collect  the  fish  for  us.  In  3-4  dives  we  would  have  collected  enough  fish  for  lunch  and  dinner.  The  fish  so  collected  were  not  dead  but  would  be  zapped  but  still  breathing.  Drinking  
 
 Actually  this  fishing  tech  happened  from  a  debate  since  we  were  finding  it  difficult  to  catch  the  fish  with  our  fishing  rods  and  one  among  us  proposed  this  idea.  I  was  against  the  idea  since  my  view  was  that  the  generator  would  shortcircuit  itself.  But  when  we  tried  it  out  it  really  worked  well.  When  we  put  our  legs  into  the  water  with  the  generator  on,  there  would  be  a  slight  tingling  sensation  near  around  the  surface  which  would  get  more  stronger  as  you  neared  that  3-4  feet  radius  zone.  (but  nobody  dared  to  do  that  with  the  power  on   Drinking  .
 
 I  remeber  having  taken  a  video  of  that,  will  check  up  the  old  VCDs  and  see  if  i  can  post  the  same  here  for  your  viewing.  Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:44 pm Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 hey  electric  eel  and  some  species  of  ray  catch  fish  by  electricuting  their  prey,  i  saw  an  electrc  eel  of  the  amazon  giving  jolts  to  a  very  big  crocodile  on  ngc,  people  tell  they  can  kill  a  man  if  they  wanted  to
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  differ  on  that.  You  got  a  shock  because  you  were  grounded,  the  electricity  passed  to  the  earth  though  you.  When  the  heater  is  in  the  tank,  that  path  is  absent.  There  may  be  stray  currents  which  may  or  may  not  affect  your  fish.
 In  any  case,  since  your  life  is  more  important  than  any  fishes,  I  would  suggest  that  you  discard  or  replace  the  heater.                

 
 On  a  more  lighter  note....
 
 The  Fish  gets  'Charged'  but
 one  could  get  'Charred'  ??  Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:22 pm Post subject: Re: Will fish get electric shock Reply with quote

 @Batman:
 
   Whoa  man,  that  made  me  search  some  videos  on  youtube  and  after  watching  a  couple  of  videos  I  agree  those  electric  eels  can  down  the  crocodiles!!   Shocked
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