I have yet to come to this thankfully because it is sad but i need to know how because I don't want any of my fish suffering
like take it out of the tank and then like bash its head really quick? its sad but i need to do that alot when i hook a fish to deep while fishing and obviously when we take them home to eat them but would this be good on captive fishWhen I went to school all kids took a trip to the abattoir and saw animals being processed for human consumption. That is not the fashion these days children are hidden/ sheltered from the cycle of life. Many children do not even go fishing for food any longer.
It needs to be quick in my opinion. Very quick.
thank youGet a container that can hold the fish comfortably while being less than half full.
Pour his aquarium water in a level where the fish will be comfortable, and it is still half-full or less.
Add the fish.
Use an empty water bottle to scoop up more tank water.
Add about 10 drops of clove oil and shake it hard.
Add a small amount, like a shot glass size of the clove oil water to the fish container. And leave for 5-10 minutes.
If your fish is still awake, add a small amount more. and wait 5-10 more minutes.
Repeat until the fish is asleep.
"I have done this 3 times and the fish fell asleep in the first several minutes. "
Once the fish is belly up, not moving, not reacting to any stimuli, you can now end its life painlessly. You can add the rest of the clove oil water, you can add vodka or an Alka-Seltzer tab. I prefer to decapitate, well, actually I have my husband decapitate the fish. I was super paranoid the fish would not be dead and only asleep. I burry The fish in my garden afterwords.
Yeah, just like that. I haven’t had to yet (on aquarium fish) but it is exactly how I will if I have to in the futurelike take it out of the tank and then like bash its head really quick? its sad but i need to do that alot when i hook a fish to deep while fishing and obviously when we take them home to eat them but would this be good on captive fish
thank you for helping me i just want to know how to do it correctly if i ever need to because I don't want my fish sufferingYeah, just like that. I haven’t had to yet (on aquarium fish) but it is exactly how I will if I have to in the future
yeah i am about to open a new thread because my parents want me to build them a koi pondI guess it depends on how big of a fish you are talking.
Small tetras/fish knock out in 5-10 seconds in clove oil when I have had to do it. Then I pour some vodka or alcohol in to make sure they dont awaken. Clove oil is just like anesthesia, knocks them out quickly. I used tank water in a small jar. I just pour some clove oil in, Im not exact on the amount. Make sure to shake it and emulsify it first. (the water should be cloudy)
Im sure a larger fish would need more. Maybe pithing or smashing the head would be quicker on a large fish. I have never had to euthanize a large fish before. It makes you sad regardless of how you do it. Hugs.