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Betta dying of old age
Old 10-24-2006, 11:34 PM   #11
 
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oh my gawd are you sure this is alright?!?!?! He struggled when i put the clove oil in I hate this.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:39 PM   #12
 
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Clove oil was supposed to be an anesthestic which will finally stop the fish from moving.

Sorry to hear that, Tracy.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:44 PM   #13
 
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This is horrible!! After 10 minutes he was still rising to the surface; I almost put him back in his aquarium. Someone please tell me that he is not suffering!
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:45 PM   #14
 
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maybe it's because the betta is a labryinth fish?
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:50 PM   #15
 
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maybe it's because the betta is a labryinth fish?
If that's the case, he was actually struggling not to sleep. The clove oil dose may have failed. Maybe try to add the dose? This will prevent him from struggling too much.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:54 PM   #16
 
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I added more after the 10 minutes, and just checked on him again. He is still :( I think he is gone. Wow this wasn't easy. I felt like I poisoned him putting that in the water. I have euthanized many goldfish using the freezing method, but i think that is only humane for cold water fishes. It's never easy. I have a new betta at the office, though, and I'll bring him home to live here.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:58 PM   #17
 
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Sorry about that, Tracy.

Pls check if the gills are still moving. Have you put vodka after anesthesizing the betta?
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:02 AM   #18
 
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Didn't do that yet. Was afraid to look at him again. But I can do that now without looking, I'm sure he's gone.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:21 AM   #19
 
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My poor, lovely betta sometimes, when a person keeps lots of fish and one dies, it's disappointing but not such a big deal. But, my betta was such an individual :( I hated this whole euthanization thing, but it was probably worse to watch him die slowly of starvation. He was so lethargic that I was able to catch him with my hand, to transfer him to the smaller container. i'm so glad it's over.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:28 AM   #20
 
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Tracy, I'm glad the worst is over.:D You'll get over with it. Don't worry.:)
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