Can Aquarium fish be mounted ?

Submitted by Shelli on 4/12/05 at 7:22 PM. ( ) 205.188.117.6

I have a question about small aquarium fish, can they be mounted ?
I AM NOT a taxidermist, so please don't make fun of me for asking, I'm just curious if these little, very expensive fish can be "forever" preserved ?
Thank you in advance for your replies,

Shelli

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Some can...

This response submitted by marty on 4/12/05 at 8:34 PM. ( ) 24.15.107.136

...But most have such thin skin and/or are so small that traditional taxidermy methods would prove too difficult. They can be freeze-dried and then painted. Or they can be cast and painted. Look for a taxidermist that can do either of these two methods to preserve your aquarium fish. Most do not have freeze driers as they are expensive and expensive to run. So a custom cast of your fish would be another option...


Shelli

This response submitted by newbirdman on 4/13/05 at 6:24 AM. ( ) 64.12.116.133

You mention expensive fish so maybe your talking about salt water aquarium fish . I've done skin mounts on fish as small as 5" but your probably better off having someone make a fiberglass mold of them of freeze dry them as stated above . If you think they were expensive alive ,wait until you see the price to mount them . Rick


Thank You

This response submitted by Shelli on 4/13/05 at 7:17 AM. ( ) 205.188.117.8

Thank You for your responses, and I'm still laughing Rick at thinking they were expensive alive, and wait til I see what this would cost.
I'll have to find out more about freeze dried methods and if anyone here does that.
Thanks again,

Shelli

just in case you were wondering... I'm a teacher and one of our class fish died, now another, ect. and yes they are salt water fish, LOL $$$$$$$$$$$$, LOL


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