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Old 07-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #1 
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How do you "cull" fry?

I am NOT breeding bettas, I just want to know because I'm curious. In the least disturbing way... How is it done?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #2 
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Feed them to larger fish
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #3 
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Some people will use clove oil, others will place fish in the freezer, others will feed them to larger carnivorous fish.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #4 
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And this is done for what reason??
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #5 
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I've got two 7 inch tiger oscars-



They get the job done. Or, if they're small enough, I'll feed them to my adult male bettas. Usually they don't think twice about gobbling them up, and the way I see it, it's recycling.

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Usually if a fry is highly deformed, or contains undesirable traits such as rosetail.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #6 
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Circle of Life and all that...
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #7 
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And this is done for what reason??
For unwanted fry. It may seem heartless but it will help them from future pain. Like deformities. Or even for sickness. It's kinda like euthanizing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #8 
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:( Rosetails are beautiful tho..
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #9 
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A fry I culled earlier this week...You can see the severely bent spine. Karen Mac Auley the number one breeder in the US and the vice president of the IBC told me to cull him/her. Along with a few other knowledgable people


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Old 07-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #10 
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I too have two have two oscars that are more than happy to help me cull the deformed fish that won't survive anyway. Mine (the oscars) are pink!
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