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Old 01-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #11 
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After culling, what do you do with all of the fish bodies? I like the sound of feeding them to a larger fish. I probably won't breed until I have a combination of knowledge and the larger, carnivorous fish to eat them. However, for hypothetical sake, what if you don't have a larger fish to eat them?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:25 PM   #12 
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It's nice for spring and summer, actually. Bury them. Fertilize the ground otherwise place said dead fish in a baggy and throw out with the garbage.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:32 AM   #13 
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if they dont get swallowed by a big fish then the bodies get flushed
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:05 AM   #14 
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i remember watching a report about sushi (wait its relevant!!) that if the fish is killed by means of freezing they taste better, reason being is that the fish DO NOT release a stress hormone that makes the fish taste bitter afterwards. point is the freezing process is less stressful on the fish thus more humane. their metabolic rate would slow down to conserve energy to only power the vital organs and then fade off into a slumber (im sure u seen various movies where the freezing person falls asleep same thing but for reals) plus i would think clean up is abit easier then wiping off oil, the water doesnt even have to be freezing i would think just cold enough to cull them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:15 AM   #15 
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When I used to freeze them the bodies still had strong colours and no stress stripes which does suggest they arent in pain when frozen as much as previously thought
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #16 
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discovery channel doesnt lie!! im just trying to stay light hearted on a heavy subject
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:28 AM   #17 
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oscar works great if u have room for 1 mine love bettas more that guppies :) cant eat a half grow betta yet tho
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:30 AM   #18 
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discovery channel doesnt lie!! im just trying to stay light hearted on a heavy subject
What type of fish are these? Since I thought most fish used in sushi came from colder sea water, thus that would make more sense for them than tropical freshwater fish. Then, I don't eat a lot of sushi. Mostly just California rolls.

I still like the idea of feeding to a bigger fish best. What is better for a large fish than healthy (sort of if you are culling for deformities) home-grown food? Plus, I grew up watching lions and crocodiles killing zebras and antelope so I guess it just seems "right" to me in some weird "natural" way.

Though I also have to ask, where do most breeders buy their massive quantities of clove oil? I can only find little bottles that cost an arm and a leg.
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I think it was tuna which they were referring to but I think it will work with any fish but u would just need a colder temp for cold water fish.
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Since I rarely use clove oil, and am allergic, I have a small bottle xD I tend to feed them to larger fish (or find someone who has larger fish). I mean... What large fish owner will turn down large amounts of free food for his/her fish? :p
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