From the moment the traumas are felt, fish have the power to heal, says Dr Lisa Wojcik, who runs the fish therapy clinic at Michigan State University.
“We are not designed to heal from injury, and that is what we do.”
With the right fish, it can be possible to get fish to recover from serious injuries.
Dr Wojciek’s research on fish therapy was inspired by her own experience with a serious spinal injury.
The first time I saw a fish, I said, ‘I can’t believe you’ve got a fish.
I can’t do this, I can do that.’
And it was just amazing.
It just seemed to have a life of its own.
So, I decided that was the next step.
I said to myself, ‘Maybe I’ll use this to help my fish.’
And then one day I just had the idea to treat a fish for a couple of days.
The next day, I had a fish that was totally recovered from the trauma.
It was amazing.
And it took two years to get the fish to where it is today.
But what makes fish therapy so effective is that it works so quickly.
In fact, you don’t need to use any chemicals at all.
So if you’ve never done it, it’s actually really easy.
I was able to get a fish up and running within a few hours.
I think I could have done it in three or four hours.
The fish is then put into a plastic bag, put in a bath and it’s done.
But, you’ve been doing it for a few days.
And then you have the opportunity to give the fish some oxygen and feed it to it.
The brain is involved, too, and if you get a lot of oxygen and the fish is feeding well, it becomes a much healthier fish.
The most important thing is that you have a really good idea of what’s going on, what you’re going to be doing.
You can’t just say, ‘Well, this fish is not going to do well, so we’re going down the rabbit hole’.
You have to understand the problem, understand how it’s going to go wrong, understand what’s needed to fix it.
Then you know how to go back and correct it, and so on.
You have got to be in the right frame of mind to do that.
I’ve never seen anything like it.
I mean, I’ve seen some pretty horrible injuries in the past, but I’ve been really lucky to be a fish therapist.
What I’m learning is that if you have to take a fish into the clinic, you should do it in a safe way.
You know what I mean?
It’s a safe place to do it, because you’re in a public place, you’re on a commercial property.
There are people there who can help you.
And you know, the fish will be fine.
But I’ve had a couple, and they’ve been fantastic.
It’s just a matter of doing it properly, getting a good idea about the problem and the way the fish might be affected, and then you go back to the lab.
What’s the first step?
First you need to find out what you need the fish for.
I would look at a lot different fish species, but in general, a lot can be done in a week.
If you need a fish to be tested for parasites, you need it to be an adult fish.
You need to have the scales on, so that you can see the head.
You want to make sure that the scales are in good condition.
So that’s the next thing, and you can get a new one for free.
That’s when you start working with the fish.
If it’s not a mature fish, you can use the fish in a laboratory environment, or you can just let it grow.
But in the lab environment, it really depends on the size of the fish and the quality of the scales.
If the fish has scales, it needs to be small, it must be clean and free from parasites, and it has to be at least three to five centimetres long.
But if it’s an adult, it should be between two and three centimetre long.
You then go back into the lab and you start to work out what to do with the dead fish, and what kind of fish is going to get rid of it.
That’ll give you an idea of the type of fish that you’re interested in.
And that’s when the fish really starts to recover.
So you’ve seen it, you know what you have, and now you’ve learned how to use it.
If there are other fish around that have been injured, it might not be the best fish to use, because then it’s more difficult to keep them alive. But