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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-12-2014, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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How to euthanize a betta

So I have a female betta that I'm pretty sure is dying because the only time it moves is when it comes up for air. My question is how can I kindly put it out of its misery?
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over dose of clove oil does the job puts them to sleep then overdose makes them never wake up. did to my oscar when he was 14 and couldn't eat on his own anymore.
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Garbage disposal. . That what I do...

Unless u have something to eat it..

Or...

Chop head off with razor.. snap! .. done
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Are you sure it's not just bored?
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Are you sure it's not just bored?
Ok.. now that was funny. ..

Betta is all emo and has no idea grim reaper is coming..
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I was once told to drop the fish into a cup of strong alcohol, like vodka. I did it once and the fish died instantly. I'm not sure where it ranks on the painless death scale.
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I just want it to be as painless as possible
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You could inflict blunt force trauma to the brain with a hammer. I believe this is one of the recommended was to dispatch caught fish for eating. This topic is quickly turning a little morbid...
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The best way I have found to euthanize a fish is to use tricaine methanesulfonate (sometimes called Finquel, MS-222, or Tricaine) buffered with pH up or baking soda. Add the solution very slowly until the gills stop moving. After about 10 minutes add a shot of grain alcohol just to be sure. It causes no discernible discomfort when it's done correctly.
Be sure the fish isn't just bored or needs a water change before you euthanize it though.
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Garbage disposal. . That what I do...

Unless u have something to eat it..

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Chop head off with razor.. snap! .. done
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Seriously?? Come on.. The poor betta will then suffocate to a painful death in the garbage.. not a great way to euthanize. A painless death using clove oil, or other methods would be better.

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Big net so fish hangs in a pocket. Swing onto edge of counter.
all done.

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What do you mean it may be bored?
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Seriously?? Come on.. The poor betta will then suffocate to a painful death in the garbage.. not a great way to euthanize. A painless death using clove oil, or other methods would be better.
U turn it on silly, works fast . And yes.. done it before works with betta and discus (that fit) larger discus went to plastic bag.. slam on floor.. betta would be hard to do.. too light

I know of others that put in cold water with ice cubes. In freezer..not sure I like that one

A discus person I know used some chemical to kill. Supposedly very fast.. I will have to look it up. Big discussion in discus forum before..
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Hi this is Miranda from Chicago Discus. The only way that we have found to[censored]euthanize[censored]discus humanely is to use Tricaine-S. This is an anaethetic, but when used in larger doses will put the fish into a sleep in about 10 seconds they will never wake up. Use about 1 gram in a gallon of tank water, with about the same amount of baking soda to balance out the acidity of the Tricaine. You can get Tricaine-S from Western Chemical. It fairly inexpensive and it works perfectly every time. Miranda
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Give her a change of scenery to see if that might pique her interest and get her moving around. How old is she? Does she show any signs of disease?
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