cbd oil for fish aquarium

Can you get fish high on marijuana ?

Scientists in Lebanon fed tilapia pellets laced with cannabis oil to see if cannabinoids would have a calming effect on fish. Their conclusion: Unlike other pets such as dogs and cats, fish feel no such high on THC. So all you stoners with fish tanks: you can stop trying to give your fish contact highs.

It wasn’t that fish didn’t show any effects to THC; they just weren’t the desired or hypothesized effects. Quite the opposite, actually. Cannabis not only did not improve the fishes’ immune response, but those fed cannabis-laced foods developed slightly higher metabolisms, which consequently reduced their growth rate.

This experiment wasn’t really done to answer the late-night musings of reefers but rather to see if cannabis could relax aquacultured fish who are raised in cramped, hectic environments. The hope was to create healthier/happier fish, which could ultimately produce better yields. Sadly, the answer appears to be no.

Any benefits to fish if they eat cannabis leaves?

Just curious! Does anyone know if there are any benefits to fish if they eat cannabis leaves? Lots of fish love to nibble on plants. Basically I’m bored at work and this popped into my head.

coralbandit
  • Oct 9, 2019
BReefer97
  • Oct 10, 2019

Hmmm. Well mammals, birds and fish all have CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. The leaves are full of vitamins, minerals and cannabinoids. They’re particularly rich in phytocannabinoids CBDA and CBG, which is good for inflammation and pain relief. Those cannabinoids don’t need to be heat-processed in order for them to be effective. I’m sure the benefits for fish would be all of the vitamins and minerals in the leaves.

There was a study done on a tilapia farm where they fed the fish THC pellets for 2 weeks. They wanted to see if it would calm the fish down and keep them from harming one another in the over crowded barrels. It didn’t calm them down but instead increased their metabolism (that’s where the munchies come in). They weren’t given extra food to account for the increase in metabolism so the fish used what they got from food for energy as opposed to growing larger. After the study they didn’t feed the fish any more THC pellets because it wasn’t cost effective and the fish weren’t living any longer than the ones that were eating a controlled diet. But that was just THC oil, cannabis leaves only contain small amounts of THC (similar to what you would find in a bottle of CBD, probably like .03%) but the inflammation/pain relief properties of the other cannabinoids may be beneficial for fish.

DoubleDutch
  • Oct 10, 2019

Hmmm. Well mammals, birds and fish all have CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. The leaves are full of vitamins, minerals and cannabinoids. They’re particularly rich in phytocannabinoids CBDA and CBG, which is good for inflammation and pain relief. Those cannabinoids don’t need to be heat-processed in order for them to be effective. I’m sure the benefits for fish would be all of the vitamins and minerals in the leaves.

There was a study done on a tilapia farm where they fed the fish THC pellets for 2 weeks. They wanted to see if it would calm the fish down and keep them from harming one another in the over crowded barrels. It didn’t calm them down but instead increased their metabolism (that’s where the munchies come in). They weren’t given extra food to account for the increase in metabolism so the fish used what they got from food for energy as opposed to growing larger. After the study they didn’t feed the fish any more THC pellets because it wasn’t cost effective and the fish weren’t living any longer than the ones that were eating a controlled diet. But that was just THC oil, cannabis leaves only contain small amounts of THC (similar to what you would find in a bottle of CBD, probably like .03%) but the inflammation/pain relief properties of the other cannabinoids may be beneficial for fish.

Sounds like a “good” human study.

One puts fish in a too small / crowded environment and use stuff to calm them down. Uhhhhhhhhh if you provide the right environment / space you don’t have to calm down anything.