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post #21 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 04:33 PM
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I just had to euthanize my first fish :( I could not do it myself so I got my neighbour to do it. He hit him off the cement and then gave him back to me. I cried while I flushed him :( lmao I didnt know I could get soo attached to a fish but I was because I cried for about ten minutes after. RIP Mr. Mollie :'(

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60 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
-17 Guppies (10 females, 7 males)
- 4 Mollies (3 females, 1 male)
- 4 Cory Cats
- 2 Algae Eaters
20 Gallon Baby Tank
- 20 Guppy Fry
- 5 Molly Fry
- 2 Cory Cats
*** Running for three months :)
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post #22 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 04:45 PM
The most humane way is to use a knife to sever the spinal chord just below the neck and then pith the brain with a sharp knife.

I don't believe in the freezer method, as it puts the fish into osmotic shock, where by the fluids of the cells are withdrawn and leave the fish suffering.
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post #23 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 05:10 PM
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The most humane way is to use a knife to sever the spinal chord just below the neck and then pith the brain with a sharp knife.

I don't believe in the freezer method, as it puts the fish into osmotic shock, where by the fluids of the cells are withdrawn and leave the fish suffering.
I didn't know what was wrong with my fish so I called Big Als and they told me that hitting him off the cement would be the best way so that's what I did. I didnt know any of the other methods I have just read about after the fact.

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60 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
-17 Guppies (10 females, 7 males)
- 4 Mollies (3 females, 1 male)
- 4 Cory Cats
- 2 Algae Eaters
20 Gallon Baby Tank
- 20 Guppy Fry
- 5 Molly Fry
- 2 Cory Cats
*** Running for three months :)
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post #24 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 05:14 PM
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I didn't know what was wrong with my fish so I called Big Als and they told me that hitting him off the cement would be the best way so that's what I did. I didnt know any of the other methods I have just read about after the fact.
destroying the brain with force is also another good humane way of doing things.
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post #25 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 05:46 PM
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I felt like a murderer for letting my neighbour do it and I cried for like ten minutes

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60 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
-17 Guppies (10 females, 7 males)
- 4 Mollies (3 females, 1 male)
- 4 Cory Cats
- 2 Algae Eaters
20 Gallon Baby Tank
- 20 Guppy Fry
- 5 Molly Fry
- 2 Cory Cats
*** Running for three months :)
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post #26 of 28 Old 11-02-2009, 06:52 PM
I prefer the clove oil and vodkha method myself.
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post #27 of 28 Old 03-08-2010, 02:14 PM
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I'm so sorry you guys have all had to do this :( I haven't yet had a fish get so bad that I had to put it out of its misery, and I don't look forward to it one bit. We did have to put down my poodle when she got too arthritic to walk. That was the only time I'd ever seen my dad cry. I know that's not relevant to fish, but I just mean that I understand how wrong it can feel to do the right thing.
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post #28 of 28 Old 03-09-2010, 03:02 PM
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I prefer the clove oil and vodkha method myself.
me too.
not nice to have to do,i know it's
better than watching a poor thing suffer though.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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