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Old 01-06-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to put a fish down?

I know of 3 methods now
Alcohol...dont know much about this one?? Beer,vodka, isopropyl or rubbing??
freezing..I've read this is one of the most painful ways a fish can be put down cause the capillaries on the fish's skin burst.
and what i read in the SW aquarium book I bought at Chapters the best way is to use a knife and sever the head at the base of the skull.

what are you thoughts?
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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For a quick and swift death just cut their heads off.
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Out of idle curiousity, what did this fish do to get himself in so much trouble?
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:32 PM   #4
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gonna be hard the day i have to cut one of my friends head off
hard enough to feed a dead shrimp to my white spot hermit
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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I dont have a fish that needs it, and I hope the day never comes
just trying to get educated.
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Most say freezing is the most humane.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:24 PM   #7
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Fish can't feel pain according to the scientists.

"An academic study comparing the nervous systems and responses of fish and mammals has found that their brains are not sufficiently developed to allow them to sense pain or fear.
Here's an excerpt from an article on the subject.
"The study is the work of James D. Rose, a professor of zoology and physiology at the University of Wyoming, who has been working on questions of neurology for almost 30 years.

He has examined data concerning animals and their responses to pain and stimulus from scores of studies collected over the last 15 years. "
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That may be true, but many people feel pain when they need to put down a pet. This is a good thread and an important one.
I can only speak for myself when I state I would like to do it in the most humane way possible. Not disputing the data (thank you for sharing it), I'm sure a lot of research went into the study, but they still are my pets.
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Having put down a bunch of fish last year during a massive freshwater tank problem, I can personally say there are two good ways:

1) Cut off the head. Not for the squeamish, but it is not that bad either. Sometimes fish seem to keep moving for a few seconds, kinda weird... Probably just the muscles going to a relaxed state.

2) Get a cup of freezing water, as cold as you can get it without having ice in it. Mow mix in some clove oil and stir heavily. Drop the fish in this water, it will stop moving before it hits the bottom of the cup. Adding alcohol to this helps dilute the clove oil. This is as quick and uneventful as you can get without cutting off the head. Leave the fish in the cup for a few minutes, or just freeze the cup if you want to.

Sticking a cup of tank water with the fish in the freezer is NOT a good idea. I did that once, and actually checked on this fish every couple of minutes. It took about 20 minute to die!!! I felt freaking horrible, do not do this!!!
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I've been must say I use to throw my fish out my window...But maybe boiling hot water? I mean it does sound grusome but it's really quick I had to do it to a tiger barb once took about a second or two.
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