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Old 07-26-2010, 06:06 AM   #21
 
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hehe actually that is how i intend to do it.. well i dont really have any other options. i know people use clove oil but i dont have that...and it sounds nasty :S
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:52 AM   #22
 
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havent used clove oil either.good luck with the deep freeze.poor fish though better to not let him suffer
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:58 AM   #23
 
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i've....er...frozen a fish before, a poor golden barb who almost certainly had the same thing as my angelfish. it seemed quick and painless. i guess they just fall asleep.
a long time ago i had to euthanase some goldfish and you dont want to know how i did it back then! oh all right then, i poured boiling water on them . it might have been ok for a small fish but my goldfish were 4 inches +.....poor fishies. it wasnt quite as quick as i hoped. so i'm never doing that again!
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:10 AM   #24
 
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ouch hot water 0.0 there is another way but it like suffocation =( put them in a bag of water and tie it up without any air in it. i perfer using carbon monoxide gas but it's hard to get. it knocks them out before and they eventually die.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #25
 
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ew..sounds horrible, kind of like one of those masks they put on you to anaesthetise you? except it kills the fish instead of just anaesthetising it...(i dont think i spelled that right )
well anyway i just put fishy in the freezer. it was hard to do...i was attached to that fish.
now i need to disinfect his tank before i can put anything in it (i'd like to get a betta). not sure how to do that. pouring household bleach in it seems like the easiest way, but how do i know its all gone before i re-use the tank?
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:36 AM   #26
 
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keep the tank fish less or i like to pour boiling water and soak everything before giving it a good scrub with a hard sponge. formalin is good too if you can find some.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #27
 
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aah...boiling water...i didn't think of that. couldn't it crack the tank though?

i don't know how much you know about gill flukes but is there a possibility that if fish get to a certain stage even if you kill the flukes the fish'll still die because of damage to their gills? i think that's what happened to my angelfish and i'm worried that's what's happening to my corys.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:00 AM   #28
 
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dont fill it to the brim.how thick is the glass? sometimes i leave a little water at the bottom say 1 inch or more then i splash the wall with the boiling water and let it sit for a while to cool down a little before i start scrubbing.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:03 AM   #29
 
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ok i just meaured the glass its a bit more than 3 mm thick, maybe 4 mm? it's a bit hard to tell.
do you think i could still bleach the airstone though? its gone brown with algae....but it might be hard to get rid of the bleach, although i guess i could turn the pump on and leave it in a bucket of water and that might remove it.
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