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Old 02-19-2014, 12:12 AM   #1
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I'm a n00b

I'm fully aware and unashamed to be a n00b. I'm here to learn and enjoy seeing some great tanks.
I have a Fluval Edge 6 gal with a fiddler crab named squishy in it and two neon tetras, and finally a fish it bought in memory of my last Molly (named Apricot) but Apricot 2.0 looks like death. As soon as she came home she her fakes death, now, after several dollars in Rx, she doesn't have a right fin & I kind of am waiting for her to die so she won't suffer anymore. Or be ridiculed by the neon tetras. Squishy is a Demigod and doesn't like anything except brine shrimp. So yeah.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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Haha 😘 love the aquarium and fiddler crab. Welcome!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:43 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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Welcome to AA!

If the fish is going to die in your opinion, you may want to think about euthanising it rather than waiting. Much less suffering for the fish that way.

How did you cycle your tank? How long has it been running? It looks awesome. I love the hard scape.
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I thought about killing it, but I wasn't sure how. I stared at the toilet bowl for 1/2 an hour and all I cod think about was Nemo. I know it's neurotic but it's true.
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When I switched from my old tank to this one I put some of the old rocks in the filter area instead of the filter & let that run for several days. I also used about 28% of the old water. It's been running about a month now.
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There are many methods and they are many debated as "best". Clove oil seems the "humane" choice since it sedates them, but a sharp knife is much quicker. Some folks use vodka. Search the forum for "euthanasia" and you should have a bunch to choose from.
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I have some whiskey, but I think you are correct, a sharp knife is better.
I hope I have the stamina for that. Thank you for your help though.
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I have some whiskey, but I think you are correct, a sharp knife is better.
I hope I have the stamina for that. Thank you for your help though.
I put my fish in a net and whack the net off a hard surface... It is instant and easier on your mind as well
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There is also always a brick. Crude, but instant.

Sorry your welcome thread turned so dark. What are your future plans for the tank?
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