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post #11 of 15 Old 11-11-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Job has been done folks, after much debate and inward turmoil over what is best I had a friend come round and we fished it out and wrapped it in kitchen paper tightly and gave it a whack with a bowl. end of story.

Rip little platy, hope it was quick and painless.

thanks for the responses guys.

Peace always..

If you worry you die, and if you don't worry you still die..... so why worry?
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-11-2012, 01:59 PM
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Awwwwww. . . At least he isn't in pain anymore! I hope that when their times come, your other fish simply die while you're sleeping, that must have been so hard for you!*hugs*
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-11-2012, 02:11 PM
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Yes I've done this before. It's pretty simple. I let the water sit with a bunch of ice cubes for a few minutes, till it makes your hand numb to the touch. Then I take out the ice cubes, I don't know they may burn the fish if you leave the ice cubes in, not sure on that one.. Then just plop them in. It's pretty violent. If you see them thrashing side to side oddly then it's working. Hard to watch. :/ I tend to leave them for 20 minutes at least, it's not the fastest method to use but I believe the cold shock knocks them out pretty quickly.

Edit: Just read the updates, sorry I was so late. Well, at least you know for next time.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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Awwwwww. . . At least he isn't in pain anymore! I hope that when their times come, your other fish simply die while you're sleeping, that must have been so hard for you!*hugs*
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone died peacefully while we sleep, to be honest Jes I wasn't even attached to this fish at all, I am just not an animal dispatcher... not even if they are suffering. we have 2 cats and occasionally they will bring a mouse in thats injured but not dead but I can't put it out of its misery, I just take it away from the cat and take it up to the woods and lay it down and apologise....... I'm a big softy at heart.

It had to be done, poor thing was not getting better. I asked Byrons advice and he recommended the paper towel and give it a bash with your palm trick, the quickest most stress free end he knows of. I toyed with this idea for a while and in the end decided on this method. It was horrible, even though I didn't do it, and friend came over and I got them to do it, but at least it was instant. I didn't like the idea of freezing, and now that Olympia says it can be violent as in they thrash around etc I am glad I didn't go down that route! I nearly did.

Oh well, its done now. lets hope it was an isolated incident and that the rest of them pop their clogs in an emotionally more convenient way in future.

cheers again everyone, its been ages since I interacted with people on here. I miss it.

Simon

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We miss you too, Sims! And if everyone was as kind-hearted as you, this world would be a MUCH nicer place to live, neh?
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