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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 AM   #21 
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I either take them down to the LFS to feed to the oscars, feed them to my hamster, or use clove oil. Clove oil is now my preferred method: with bettas, though, you have to make sure they can't get air, or it will take longer for them to pass. I use plastic ziploc bags, squeeze all the air out, and throw them away when I'm done (the bags, not the fish) Fish get buried in the garden to become fertilizer for our veggies.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 PM   #22 
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Whats the best way to feed them to your hamster? Do you freeze them to make them sleepy or something or just chuck em in? I have a cat who would love to eat my culls
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:16 AM   #23 
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I usually just pick them up with my fingers and hand them to Max. He eats the head first, so its over pretty much instantly. Once they get about 3/4 of an inch long or so, he won't touch em, so I use clove oil.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #24 
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This may seem dumb but why do you need to kill if they are not deformed? Cant you sell locally to pet stores or to fish keepers? I bred guppies for awhile and sold for a realy low price or gave away the ones I didnt want
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #25 
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Personally, I only cull the ones that are deformed, and maybe to reduce the sspawn size if its particularly large.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:06 PM   #26 
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Awesome thanks for the info, I know my cat loves dead fish, hopefully she will appreciate the task of killing a few culls

To makes sure they never get to breed and pass on their bad genes and also because of the fact that no one wants the ugly ones in my country
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Most people in my area want the brightest colored, best finned bettas. If I kept all the messy finned ones... Such as ALL my doubletails (about 150 or more) no one would want them. Some spawns need heavy culling to better the Betta line...
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #28 
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Usually cats eat them, but can a dog eat them as well...? I know that may seem silly, but it just never crossed my mind to feed dulled fry to a dog.
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