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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 05:41 PM
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What the heck am I reading here!!?? Fish murder 101??! OMG I need to hug something....
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry. My bad. Not like there weren't enough clues.

Thanks for your input people.

I think that if my neighbor's tank proves to be unsuitable I will stun using clove oil and then decapitate.

The clove oil because other wise I can see myself chasing it around the house with a knife.
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I used to work in a pet shop where this type of thing was par for the course. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Best option is to donate the fish to someone else but if you can't........................

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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 07:39 PM
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I know it's not a popular view here (at least not that folks are willing to step up and talk about) but I've no problem with euthenizing livestock that can't be kept in reasonable conditions and are problematic to re-home.

My "junk" tank has absorbed an ancient school of neon tetras (two years after figuring they're "too old" to rehome, they're still going strong), cherry culls and a molly fry that survived just cause it was bloody uncatchable, but now that it's also my primary endler colony tank I've settled into a 1x a month routine of netting out some of the youngest fry as treats for my GBR and a big netful of mixed fry/females that ultimately fertilize my houseplants. I don't care to go thru the hassle of ensuring quality ordering/shipping to warrant selling them, and giving away a couple dozen a month would undercut the market for those in the area that DO sell. So--plantfood.
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What the heck am I reading here!!?? Fish murder 101??! OMG I need to hug something....
I was thinking the same, but that really just made me laugh so hard thank you.

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Honestly, owning live animals is a responsibility, a BIG one. A part of that is making the decision of when to euthanize. If one is not willing to make that choice when it is time (and with a fish that is this aggressive its not safe to live with other tankmates unless maybe someone has a species tank) I think one needs to question whether they are truly being responsible in owning animals.

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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:57 AM
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I've used the clove oil method before. Just put enough clove oil to knock them unconscious, then add vodka. I was told this was painless and relatively peaceful, but who knows.
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The deed has been done.

I used the clove oil and vodka method as suggested by LopezTheHero.

I put the fish in a jug with about 6 fluid Oz of tank water. I then added one drop of clove oil to a small sealed container of tank water (a jar should do the job) and shock until I had a milky liquid. A small amount of this liquid was then added to the jug with the fish. The effect was pretty much instant with the fish unconscious at the bottom of the jar. I left the fish in the jug for about a minute to be sure that it was totally out of it and then added about 4 fluid Oz of vodka. After about 5 minutes all gill movement had ceased.

I totally hate that I had to put down a healthy fish whose only "crime" was to be slightly smarter than the average barb and find a new way of getting a tasty bite.
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 07:31 PM
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It's unfortunate, but they're not always easy to re-home. I certainly understand the reasoning and I'm glad it was dispatched in a quick and generally considered calm and painless manner.
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Hope you used the cheap Vodka.

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I tried my best to re-home a very aggressive tetra.

After weeks of trying I finally put him in my turtle tank and let nature take it's course.
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LOL.... I can not tell you haw many fish were put in with my turtles....teach em a lesson...LOL

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