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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....
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.
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.