Getting rid of an unwanted fish
I made the mistake of taking a little catfish off of my sister's hands a while back. Her kid had gotten tired of their 10g, and this guy was the last fish left alive.
Well, long story short, that little fella is now about 7" long with some serious girth. Way outta place in my 55g, and eating any other fish he can fit in his mouth.
I have asked around and haven't found anyone to take him. No fish stores want a big ugly cat like him. I guess I could put an ad on Craigslist, but I'm not crazy about having strangers come to my home for something like this.
So what would you do in a situation like this? The sucker's so big I could almost imagine frying him up! Hell, I've caught much smaller fish than him in lakes and ponds. But I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of just killing an otherwise healthy fish. And if I did, I'm not sure how I would do it - probably a bag of water in the freezer. Heaven knows he's too big to flush!
BTW - I've seen them on sale at PetSmart labelled Bullseye catfish. The signs say they get 3-5" long. Right!