Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by newbie101, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    What's the best (most humane) way to euthanize a fish? besides chopping the head off, I could never do that :-X
  2. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    This is probably the best way to go:


  3. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

  4. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Whatever the method, I don't think I'd be able to put any fish to sleep :( (even though it would be necessary to end its suffering).

  5. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    what about the freezing technique? is that ok?
  6. jim55379Valued MemberMember

    Emmma why on god's earth do you have to euthanize a fish? ??? ??? Could you give it to a friend? If it is not getting along with another fish try a different tank
  7. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    not right now idont, but if they get really sick (some diseases are uncurable like china disease) and are suffering sometimes it would be nicer to them to euthanize them--i would never kill a "problem fish" :'(
  8. jim55379Valued MemberMember

    good I can see you are a kind hearted person. :) That's why I am still debating whether I should start some more fish or not . I hate to see them die...
  9. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    oho wouldnt i like to :( but i cant get any more tanks, not even a little 1 gallon :(
  10. jim55379Valued MemberMember

    why not?? no room?? They arent too expensive ??? 8)
  11. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    no if i was allowed to, there would be fish tanks everywhere you looked in my house :D they arent too expensive either i know but my mom wont let me get any more :(
  12. jim55379Valued MemberMember

    :( :( :( :( Too bad mom won't let you.
  13. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    :( :( :( :( yeah really
  14. JonWell Known MemberMember

    also putting them in a shallow bowl and putting alka seltzer underneath there gills knocks them out without distress... chopping off the head seems a lil mean but its very humane as well.... there are also chemicals you can buy that are lethal in large doses and dont distress teh fish too much... i have heard the vodka method is good too
  15. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    ugggggg I could never chop off any animal's head :-X :-X :-X i cant stand even smushing spiders, i have to let them outside :D
  16. JonWell Known MemberMember

    lol i know how you feel most people wont do it but it is very humane
  17. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    i know...but thats how girls
  18. JonWell Known MemberMember


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