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At what point do you give up?
Old 12-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
 
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Sorry to hear about your fish. I have used the freezing method, but the others sound more humane, I had never heard of any of them before.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #12
 
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Clove oil can be purchased at Whole Foods in the aromatic section. Most pharmacies do not carry it anymore with the exception of some "home town" pharmacies.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #13
 
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Thank you all for your feedback and condolences. I figured that after a week, no one was going to reply, so I was happy to see it. I imagine that it's a touchy subject for all. Thank you again for taking the time to do this.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #14
 
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A little off topic, but I noticed you have a store Ray. Do you know of anyone I could get fish or inverts from using a money order or the like? I don't have a checking account or a credit card and I wanted to see if anyone would be willing to work with me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:35 AM   #15
 
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....clove oil is just about passable, but adding alcohol just burns the gills of a fish and it dies in agony.....
Thanks, Ray. I'm happy to be corrected on this point. I've always assumed the alcohol was just included to emulsify the clove oil and help it blend into the water. Should I ever be called upon to euthanize a fish, I will use plain clove oil mixed in as best I can. Finquil is beyond my ken.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
 
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I will have to find time to update my profile thingy.
We run a family owned specialist fish/marine importers for over 25 years, which virtually means anything that goes in water.
A lot of our work is for zoos, sealife centres etc.
We are extremely lucky that my daughter is a marine biologist and a vet specialising in this field.
As such we do not sell fish to the public.
our customers want something,,we find it, import it, quarantine etc. and deliver to the customer, plus we have a customer aftercare for a few weeks to ensure the fish are ok after delivery.Plus we are a quarantine centre for our local airport.
As you can imagine we do get fish through our doors in a terrible condition, hence I hope I can help anyone on here with the fishy problems.
Hope this answers your queries.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #17
 
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It's okay that you can't do it Ray, but do you know someone who could and not charge me a crazy price (otherwise, I will make the long drive to the fishstore)? I want to get Cherry Shrimp and Cory Cats (probably False Juliis, but might change my mind for one of comprable size).

Also, what luck it is to have a daughter to help out
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #18
 
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To save blocking up a forum with a topic not realating to it (moderators might not like it) send me a message letting me know your location, etc and I will do my best
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #19
 
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Thanks, Ray. I'm happy to be corrected on this point. I've always assumed the alcohol was just included to emulsify the clove oil and help it blend into the water. Should I ever be called upon to euthanize a fish, I will use plain clove oil mixed in as best I can. Finquil is beyond my ken.
mix the clove with water keep shaking until it goes white and cloudy, if the fish is small find a large margarine tub, half fill with tank water, place in fish, add emulsion put on lid, usually dead within 10mins, but check there is no gill movement for 3 mins, if there is just add more emulsion, it will only last seconds after putting in second dose.
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