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My first euthanization.

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My first euthanization.
Old 08-09-2009, 10:27 AM   #11
 
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hi
sorry for not explaining,and providing better help.
you could save some vodka for yourself i guess
http://www.fishforum.com/tropical-fi...nize-fish-698/
i hope that helps you.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #12
 
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Thanks for sharing that. I really had no idea. I think I'd go with the freezing method AND vodka for myself.

I actually put live lobsters in the freezer for about 20 mins. before cooking so that it puts them to sleep. I can't just plunge them into a pot of boiling water or cut them up alive. Way too traumatic even with a good slug or two of vodka.

Come to think of it, I keep my vodka in the freezer as well so it's all relative.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
 
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no worries glad i could help.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:45 PM   #14
 
i here a good way is to put it in a small container with water and put it in the freezer for like 8 hours or untill he/she is forsure dead.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #15
 
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I never knew that tere were more humane ways than pulling the fish out of the water.I thought it was the best way.: cry:
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:29 PM   #16
 
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Personally I never use the freezer method. What I do is take the sick fish out and put in a large tub with tank water to avoid shocking, add a few drops of clove oil, and the fish goes to sleep. The clove oil acts as an anaesthetic and in my opinion is the most calming way of euthanising.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #17
 
im sorry you had to go through that... i remember you had the fry right?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
 
oh and i meant to ask you, what fish was it?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:52 PM   #19
 
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Now this may sound cruel but 4 years ago, I had to put a fish out of it's misery. Now, what can be more painless than to get the fish in your hand and throw it like a baseball as hard as you can on a hard surface? I brought mine out the door and in less than a second it was done. The fish didn't fight for oxegen. It was dead the second it hit the pavement. Being that I really liked that fish, I didn't let it suffer one second.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:45 AM   #20
 
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I have heard that "smashing" method being used before, but I think its more along the lines of having a good grip on the fish and hitting it as hard as you can on the edge of a table to break its neck....

I have never had to euthanize a fish, but I did have to euthanize a hermit crab. He had just been in a fight with another hermit and all of his legs had been torn off. I took him out and dropped a ten pound piece of live rock on him...I couldn't bear watching him suffer, and it problably would have been days before he would have died on his own.

I know how you feel, its awful. Poor fishy, but you did the right thing.
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