Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: "Swamptown", SC
As far as the baking soda and vinegar idea, my only issue is if there is enough pressure in the vial, will it not push the liquid up into the aquarium? I ask this because I worked at a petstore where we used baking soda to euthanize fish. However, one time we had an african cichlid that wouldn't die despite the amount of baking soda in the water.
We couldn't flush him (against policies I guess for invasive species protection) and we could loose our jobs if we used bleach. So we added some vinegar to see what would happen and the resulting shock killed him in less than a minute. Cruel I know but he beaten savagely (almost completely missin his tail, flesh and all).
I guess the point I'm trying to make here is that the resulting foam is causing a major shift in PH and that could be deadly if it reaches the tank for any reason...
Just a though, abiet long and storylike thought...