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Offline KEG.77

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Putting a fish down...
« on: January 26, 2011, 09:28:01 pm »
While researching fish diagnoses on-line I came across an article saying to bath your fish in a clove oil solution then add alcohol to put it down... *shock*  Never heard of this one before... Really not sure what to think about it..
Does anyone use this method? 

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 10:00:53 pm »
    Yes, plenty of people do it on here, do a search on the forum.  Seems its a humane way, although have never done it myself.

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 10:11:00 pm »
    Yes,its the kindest way.

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 10:16:49 pm »
    I've only ever used the clove oil on it's own to put down a fish.  :(
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 11:38:50 pm »
    Yeah I'll do a wee bit more research into it.. if its really stress free then I will definitely try this next time I have to put one of my fish down which hopefully is not for a long, long time..   Thanks for the input  :)

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 12:17:06 am »
     *agree* with the others, it is one of the most humane ways to do it, the quickest being a blow to the head, not nice to think about but we need to be prepared in any event to put a dying fish out of its misery if we need to as humanely as possible  :(
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 01:37:06 am »
    plus clove oil is fantastic for tooth pains. a bathroom cabinet essential for both reasons! and its the aneasthetic properties that humanely put the fish to sleep stress free. just do it in a small tub not the tank...
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 08:34:43 am »
    If you're ever having to do it, don't leave the tub on anything for too long if it's plastic... Apparently clove oil eats plastic. Heh.  *d'oh*

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 10:02:49 pm »
    I read somewhere that putting the fish on a tissue and then placing it in the freezer to die. I think this is strange. anyone heard of this method..?
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 10:22:41 pm »
    Not a nice way of doing it! Can be painful for the fish, I believe :( Clove oil is the way!
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 12:09:22 am »
    Frankie, it is a cruel method, clove oil is the most humane way do it or a sharp blow to the head.  Clove oil puts the fish to sleep, it can then be overdosed and won't know anything about it, a blow to the head is quick and instant :)
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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 01:08:05 am »
    I agree the tissue in the freezer thing is cruel and nasty.


    Think i'm going to have to "sort" a Danio soon if i can't get the little guy back on his feet/fins, but I tend to use either the wack on the counter, or the cutting of head off, sounds gruesome but really is painless, and quick :(

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 02:18:49 am »
    Had to do the head bast before not nice but fish is gone as soon as you do it  :(

    Clove Oil is one i have heard about alot on other forums as the mosy humane as said above get a mix with tank water i think its like 1-10 parts and then fish falls a sleep then slowwly add more oil and soon he/she will be in fish bowl in sky  *cry*










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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 09:42:59 am »
    I've seen on more than one occasion large Koi Carp 'knocked out' with carefully measured amounts of Clove Oil for treatment to wounds and ulcers etc, on revival in fresh water the fish has been up and feeding or chasing gravid females within 20 minutes so I would say that the overdosing Clove oil method is about as stress free as you will get without spending a fortune on veterinary prescribed drugs. Saying that I have personally always opted for the sharp blow to the head method in one form or another, It's not a nice topic but I believe it is one that falls into the catagory of 'being responsible' for the fish in our care and is therefore one of the more unsavory aspects of fish keeping that needs to be broached on occasion.

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    Re: Putting a fish down...
    « Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 05:35:33 pm »
    Think i'm going to have to "sort" a Danio soon if i can't get the little guy back on his feet/fins, but I tend to use either the wack on the counter, or the cutting of head off, sounds gruesome but really is painless, and quick :(

    i'ds say whacking it on the counter would be tricky with a small fish. can invisage the fella slipping out the fingers and going under the fridge...  *d'oh*
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