07-25-2012, 10:12 AM
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I have in the past euthanized fish I had raised but could find no good homes for.
It sucked, but I have since refrained from keeping some fishes,, unless I am certain they can live out healthy long lives with me,,or I have a source that will accept them and provide similar care as me.
Sometimes stuff beyond our control happens and tanks must be tore down,or fishes re-homed, but I would rather euthanize the fish than subject them to what I felt would be poor care.
I do not feel that this was a bad thing, but opinion's vary and as mentioned,,I am more careful nowday's to seek fishes that can die of old age, rather than neglect.
Was an old woman who ran small mom and pop fish store who would provide homes for such fishes, but sadly, the big box stores run her out of buisness.
She was one of a few who had the time/space and want to, to help out when needed.