Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #11 
PewPewPew
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Whatever you decide to do, do NOT freeze the fish. Ever. Itll stay alive until its cells burst, a very painful death.

Clove oil methods, bludgeoning (fast and painless, but sad..) and something else(?) work well and are humane.

However, many members on the site have mixed views and info on this, so double check the dosings for clove, etc, to make sure its right. I dont know off the top of my head..
PewPewPew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #12 
roadrunner
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
If you think it's necessary to do that, then ice water (keep adding ice) is probably the best way. I wouldn't do that unless you see your fish is in pain.
roadrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:31 PM   #13 
BlakbirdxGyarados
Member
 
BlakbirdxGyarados's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Currently based in NJ
Quote:
If you decide to euthanize, I've heard that clove oil is good because it puts them to sleep first.
Found that on another thread, not about euthanization, but still.
BlakbirdxGyarados is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #14 
BlakbirdxGyarados
Member
 
BlakbirdxGyarados's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Currently based in NJ
Quote:
Clove Oil: Use at a dosage of 0.25 ml per liter of water. Shake mixture vigorously. Add fish immediately, before the oil has a chance to separate. Once the fish is deeply anesthetized (does not twitch with gentle prodding, and no gill movement is observed), add lots of crushed ice to the water.
Found on another thread. :P This quote by redbettagirl.
BlakbirdxGyarados is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #15 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
I think we have settled on clove oil and vodka... poor guy... I feel so bad that there is nothing we can do.

Should the tank be completely cleaned and sanitized before getting more fish? And will the otos need to be quarantined? (( betta has been removed from the tank at this point.))
Gizmothefreaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:43 PM   #16 
PewPewPew
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Yes, QT them, wait a while to add anything back to that tank. Tear it apart, wash everything, and then add the otos back. Watch them for a few weeks and if they seem alright, get another fish.

And roadrunner, that is very incorrect, that will be a cruel and inhumane death- it will not sleep and freeze like you or I, it will be alive until its cells explode from the cold, experiencing great pain all the while. Please do not use this method to euthanize your fish.
PewPewPew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #17 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Thanks PewPewPew! Ill let him know... And i didnt even see that comment from Roadrunner... ^^; That was never a option anyway.
Gizmothefreaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 04:22 PM   #18 
LolaQuigs
Member
 
LolaQuigs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: MO
The cold shock method is different from freezing the fish; I'm not sure if that is what roadrunner was referring to....With the cold shock method, you place the fish in almost frozen water. The fish doesn't freeze, rather it dies quickly from shock of the sudden temperature change. This is a very controversial method, but often not considered as bad as placing a fish in the freezer. Blunt-force trauma and decapitation are the most accepted commoly-practiced forms of euthanasia. Clove oil isn't on the AVMA's list of humane euthanasia methods, largely because of lack of testing, but it does anaesthetize the fish before it dies. Clove oil is the method I would use because of the controversial claims about cold shock, and the fact that I could never bring myself to crush or decaptitate a fish :(


How long has the fish had dropsy? It's rare that a fish will recover, but it has happened before. If he's not suffering, your friend could do an epsom salt treatment to see if it helps. If the fish is suffering though, euthanasia is the most humane option.
LolaQuigs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #19 
roadrunner
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I used ice water method once. I kept adding ice to the water until fish passed away. I did not even noticed when it happened. At that time it seemed to be most acceptable way for me.
roadrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 08:53 PM   #20 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Just wanted to give an update, my friend used the clove oil and vodka method and the fish passed away this afternoon.

May he rest in peace.
Gizmothefreaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plz help dropsy The Fighter Betta Fish Care 4 10-25-2010 12:58 AM
Is this Dropsy? tigahunta Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 09-30-2010 10:14 AM
Causes of Dropsy? puppyrjjkm Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 7 07-11-2010 11:55 AM
Dropsy FireKidomaru Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 04-22-2010 07:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.