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Old 11-16-2010, 04:31 PM   #1 
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Question about freezing fish...

After I've frozen him, what do I do?
I'm scared that he'll come back to life once he defrosts when I bury him in the ground and then suffers more. I really don't want that.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:53 PM   #2 
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You could buy some clove oil and poor it in the water. I don't know... I'm not keen about smashing his head with something.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:49 PM   #3 
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Well I put him in the freezer yesterday, about this time. But I read somewhere that fish can come back to life after being frozen and the defrosted. So I'm kinda worried that if I bury him in his ice cube in the ground that he'll come back to life and suffer more because he won't be in the water, he'll be in the ground.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #4 
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If he's been in the freezer that long time... and you can't see any gill movement, he's in an ice-cube, I'm sure he won't wake up anymore.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #5 
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Interesting thread
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #6 
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why r you freezing your fish? is he dying or something?
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Yes, dying, now he's dead. It was the only humane, easy way that I could find to euthanize him. I couldn't bare to see him suffer with dropsy any more.
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oh I'm sorry at least he died peacefully...
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #9 
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I guess :( I couldn't even put him in the cold water, nor could I watch him be put in there. Now he's just an ice cube :( but at least he's not suffering.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #10 
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Because bettas are cold blooded, they can occasionally come back to life after being frozen pretty much solid for a small bit. This is because their metabolism slows, though there is a chance it won't stop. If you freeze him solid long enough, he's definately dead. There are only a few species of cold blooded animals that can survive being frozen solid for extended periods of time, bettas are *not* one of them.

:( Sorry you had to put him down.
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