Humane Fish Disposal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BuddyD, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    Is there a way to do away with a fish nobody wants? I have this one cichlid out of many that insists on harrassing my Dojo Loach. None of the rest even pay attention to it. I like my Dojo much more than this Acai Cichlid. He ticks me off.
     
  2. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    You can return the Cichlid to the pet store you bought it from or you can give it away to someone else.
     
  3. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Agree with above! That is the most humane method! You don't need to return the fish for money :), sometimes they will just take it for free!
     
  4. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Put an add on craigslist for it...put it in it's own tank and call it the "jerk tank"...make sure he has other compatible "jerks" to go with him, and the tank is large enough :)
     
  5. BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    Not possible for return, was bought online and time limit for returns has run out. And first poster missed the first line where I said "Nobody Wants".


    No extra tank.
     
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  6. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Perfect excuse to get one!
     
  7. fisshWell Known MemberMember

    An Accei is a African cichlid it's his job to be mean! If it's colorful most stores will take it for free, even if you didn't buy it from them.
     
  8. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Okay, do know anyone who might want it?
     
  9. Zebraloach2New MemberMember

    But whatever you do, do not dump the fish into a local pond or lake.... Something like that happened near me. One day I was going fishing and I saw 6 goldfish swimming around in the lake. I netted it out of the water and now it's happy in my 75 gal
     
  10. SallImSayinValued MemberMember

    Craigslist. I've done it, there are fishkeepers (on a budget) on there looking for good deals, be it for fish, tanks, or accessories.
     
  11. Zebraloach2New MemberMember

    I think the easiest way is to just give it to a pet store. Sometimes they'll give you credit except when I bought 2 Rainbows but then decided to return them because they were too aggressive toward my other fish.
     
  12. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Where is the nearest pet store or LFS? LFS are more likely to take in the fish rather than a big chain pet store like Petco or Petsmart.
     
  13. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Agreed.
     
  14. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Our PetSmart takes fish in. I have in the past taken fish to them, and I have taken fish that others have brought in.
     
  15. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Good to know!
     
  16. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry, it is the PetCo near us that does that. I had a long week. Mind is a bit slow :(
     
  17. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Haha, no worries. :)
     
  18. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    No worries, I also sometimes mistype! But it just the fact that big chain pet stores will sometimes take in fish, thus giving OP more options! :)
     
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