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Old 04-13-2009, 12:28 AM   #11
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I read that it is humane to cut the head off or to drop them into boiling water. I don't think either of these are very humane. I wouldn't know what to do. Good luck finding him or her a home though.

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choping off the head is painless.. its over before it hurts.. however 99% of people cant do that to there pet. i tried freezing a goldfish once... pulled him out.. and went to stuff him full of peas for my oscar.. well.. as i put him in the water.. he began to thaw out and started swimming... after that.. ill never freeze them again.

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That is the best info. Thanks! I will have to see if tis is legal in Australia; maybe vets have it available.
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If you have access to vets, ask about this:
Benzocaine Hydrochloride is a drug requiring a veterinarian's prescription; you cannot buy it over the shelf for your fish. The AVMA advocates the use of Benzocaine hydrochloride but not straight Benzocaine. Benzocaine is not water soluble and must be mixed in water with acetone or ethanol, both can irritate fish tissue.
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not sure if you resolved your issue but I read a neat article where a guy had a very small nano tank set up on his desk for just his mantis, said he was amazing to watch and likes to rearrange rock and stuff.

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