I think there is a line to be drawn somewhere. Not sure where it is, I can't say I've never convicted a hitchiker to death, but I know it's not something I tried to glorify. I was humane in the way I ridded the world of the critter, I personally go in for the iced SW
method of euthanasia, rather than the flushing method, and I don't post about it. I think it is important to keep in mind, that these are living creatures that have not done anything wrong by their standards, sure they might be wreaking havoc in your tank, but your the one that yanked them out of the ocean and put them there, (even if indirectly, by simply purchasing the LR
), they are just doing their thing. With that in mind I try to remove the critter and put it in the fuge, or put it in the sump, or as jamal-188 does, feed it to a predator (who is just doing his
thing, they gotta eat to), or as mentioned above, if one of the other options doesn't work out, I euthanize the animal, humanely.
The "get over it" comment, is rediculous. I certainly hope he doesn't get over the ability to care for the life of any of the critters in our tanks.
All that said, realize that at this time, morals and ethics aside, there is nothing wrong with disposing of a hitchiker in your tank, methods to do it are debatable, but please keep your indignation in mind the next time you squish that ant that's biting you or suck that spider into the vacuum cleaner when your getting the cob webs out of your house.