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Coralline Coralline
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #31
yep, cheers LHG, thats great to have some proper scientific clarification on the matter. nice to have you on the site!
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #32
A bit late to this macabre thread but I've had to kill quite a few fish for gut content analysis experiments and clove oil is always the way. Every fish scientist or researcher I've come in to contact with uses the stuff and it certainly seems the most humane way to deal with things.
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #33
I dont know if im being a little slow here, but i take it you put drops of clove oil into the water that the ill fish is in? if so how much? and what do you do with the vodka, or is that for us to feel stronger putting the fish to sleep, god its up, please tell me what to do as i have a fish thats been ill for a while, and its costing an arm and a leg buying things that dont work? :(
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #34
This may explain euthanasia a little better http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-m ... y-to-euthanize-a-fish.htm
It is always used as a last resort, but a fish keeper generally knows when all else has failed and the fish is suffering and its time to say goodbye to a friend.
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #35
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moody1234blue wrote:
I dont know if im being a little slow here, but i take it you put drops of clove oil into the water that the ill fish is in? if so how much? and what do you do with the vodka, or is that for us to feel stronger putting the fish to sleep, god its up, please tell me what to do as i have a fish thats been ill for a while, and its costing an arm and a leg buying things that dont work? :(


Hi moody - why don't you start a thread about the problem and we'll see if we figure out what's amiss?
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #36
[b]ive been on the website jellybean, and it was very helpful, ive bookmarked it just in case i need to use it, thanks for the help :)[/b]
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #37
Hi Moody, before drastic action is taken, lets rule out all other possibilities, whats the problem with your fishy?
Jen
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #38
My fish is going down this route soon if he doesn't shift himself soon....

he is still hanging on, refusing to swim or eat for weeks and at the bottom all the time for weeks.

Chemist tomorrow! just hope he died before I do it!
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #39
I feel bad for my poor fish,And its all the fish owners shop who sold me the tank not telling me about cycling,But also my own fault for not researching.
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Re: What is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish? #40
Pretty much everyone on the site started the same way, don't beat yourself up. I got my first?fish when I was about 7 and I was sold a pair of goldfish to live in an uncycled, unfiltered 4 gallon tank but now I know better.