TULUNGAGUNG – A number of oxygen-filled tube fakes were found in Tulungagung Regency, East Java. This fake oxygen cylinder worries traders and breeders decorative fish who often use the oxygen in sending packages of ornamental fish outside the area.
A member of the Sol Koi breeder group in Tulungagung, Alipin (35) said that his party became aware of the fake oxygen after a number of the fish died when they were about to be shipped.
“We realized that the oxygen we got (purchased) was fake after the fish in the plastic bag filled with air from the oxygen cylinder died, only a few minutes after filling it,” he said, Wednesday (21/6/2021).
According to him, some of his Koi fish died within 15 minutes because they ran out of oxygen after being packed. At that time, he filled two plastic bags with koi fish and found some of them gasping for air due to lack of oxygen.
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“We then tested the black tube that we suspected contained fake oxygen with real oxygen,” he said.
The trick, he continued, was to put the air from the two oxygen cylinders in a plastic bag. Then, the bag containing the original oxygen immediately burned when ignited while the one containing the fake oxygen did not burn at all.
“If it is burned, it is very clear,” he said.
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