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post #21 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #22 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 07:52 AM
havent used clove oil either.good luck with the deep freeze.poor fish though better to not let him suffer

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post #23 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #24 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 08:10 AM
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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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #25 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #26 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 08:36 AM
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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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #27 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #28 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 09:00 AM
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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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #29 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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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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