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Re: Re: Dying (dead) puffer
> If you want to euthanize him (I would in the circumstances), my prefered
> method is to net the fish from the tank and place into a 32oz (or
> sufficently sized) tuperware container. This container should be ~2/3
> of tank water. Once the fish is in there, or before hand even, put in
> 6 good-sized ice cubes. The fish's metabolic rate will rapidly decrease
> the fish should be dead in ~1 minute or so.
> Alternatively you could "pithe" the fish, but this is much messier and
> requires little more practice to do humanely.
> Whatever you do, don't flush the fish while still alive... (Although I
> admit to doing that to a particularly nasty fish once upon a time)
Ok...'the deed' is done :-( I used the first suggested method, which
worked. Too sad :-( It was definately time, he was simply lying in some of
my plants not moving any fins anymore, and breathing slowly. It was
quick...what else is there to say? I hope it wasn't painful.