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Old 12-12-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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Fish euthanization

What is the best, most humane way to euthanize a fish that is suffering and will obviously die anyway? I had a male betta who had the living crap beaten out of him by a female. I mean, fins gone, scales missing, everything. That was three weeks ago and he finally died today. I don't think I ever saw him eat that entire three weeks. I don't know how he made it this far. He spent most of his time lying on the gravel bed.
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i hear that putting them in a zip lock bag filled with water and then putting that in the freezer is the best way to do it.

apparently they just kinda go to sleep and then their bodies shut down.
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i agree- and make sure you put the water in the bag!
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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I put a few ice cubes in a container of water , put it in the freezer for 40 minutes , then take it out & put the fish in it . That way you have icewater & the fish almost intantly goes into shock . Putting a fish in a bag of cold water & then putting it in the freezer is not as humane .
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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There are lots of threads hashing out this topic on the web, and here at AA. The concensus is that clove oil combined with the freezing method is the most humane.

I can personally say that the freezing method is not always such a gentle passage to the beyond, because I checked, and wish I had learned about clove oil earlier.

The clove oil, a few drops in a zip-loc bag, needs to be shaken and made into a suspension in the water, and the fish is added, when it will almost immediately fall asleep. Then the freezing is not traumatic.
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:31 PM   #6
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TankGirl, do you know where you can buy clove oil from?
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TankGirl, do you know where you can buy clove oil from?
Just about any drug store carries it. I also go with the 'broad side of a 4lb meat cleaver' method....not as tidy, but faster.
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What tankgirl said...

Also, IME, use of alcohol is a really bad way to go.
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Clove oil is sold in the toothpast isle, used for toothache pain. It's made by Red Cross, 85% Eugenol. Also works well as a tranq for quick procedures on fish. I use it at 1 drop/cup for trimming puffer's teeth.
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I use it at 1 drop/cup for trimming puffer's teeth.
Wow Pufferpunk, you actually take your fish out and do some teeth trimming? Cool!

I prefer the clove oil and freezing method myself.
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