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Old 11-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #51 
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So if I keeep the tubifex worms in the fridge in the bag they came in they wont die within a day?

Ands definitely not freezing. They fish has to get to a low enough temp to freeze and the whole time it is still alive probably until it gets to the 40 degree range.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:35 AM   #52 
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Yep.
It will stay alive for a few week if you keep the worm clean.
Or if it cold out side.
Just get a bucket and leave them outside.
With some live water plant.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:05 PM   #53 
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I can understand that breeder's point of view - many are trying to .... con(?)/cheat their way to getting free fish by making the fish look dead. As mentioned about olive oil - you can stun a fish, a take a picture then revive it. But by cutting its head, the fish is definitely dead.

Nevertheless I do think he is too extreme. Because usually dead fish is colorless (not sure about stunned fish) and become stiff in a curved position. Besides, their water (in the original plastic bag) should become cloudy. So DOA's would be obvious without having to cut off the head.

To keep BW alive longer, you can put it in shallow water (+/- 1" water). But make sure there's enough room on the floor for them to spread freely. Otherwise it it may be too crowded and they will die. You can also place them in the fridge (not freezer) to slow their metabolism (can also do this to mosq. larva) so they wont kill each other with their wastes.

IMO culling by freezing is cruel because they freeze slowly. Clove oil or fed to large fish is better. And I wouldn't feed to turtles as well because they shred their food. But that's just me. Everyone has his/her own way of culling.

Thank you very much Indjo! That helped me a ton! So i'm guessing clove oil is the best way to go. I think its going to be hard for my first time culling a fish ever, so I shouldn't prolong it and hesitate. I should do it fast so i'm not going to feel as bad.

Thanks again Indjo.

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Okay so I KNOW how to cull a betta now. So what are some TIPS that should or could be known?

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Old 11-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #55 
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If u can't manage to watch them die.
Flush them down the toilet.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #56 
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Um... really? Did you just suggest flushing a fish down the toilet?
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:38 PM   #57 
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If u can't manage to watch them die.
Flush them down the toilet.
How awful, you flush them don't you? That is an extremely painful way for them to die. I am shocked a betta enthusiast would do that, but I guess you aren't one.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #58 
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Not to mention a biological hazard.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #59 
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Um... really? Did you just suggest flushing a fish down the toilet?
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How awful, you flush them don't you? That is an extremely painful way for them to die. I am shocked a betta enthusiast would do that, but I guess you aren't one.
GUYS PLEASE! You are being really rude. He didn't know. When you encounter s comment that In Your Opinion is not right, you confront the person privately or publicly in a POLITE way. This is what has been scaring everyone away and it not a good way to get them to want to reply back in a nice way or even at all. Please just be more polite is all i ask. Thank you.

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I did not think my comment was rude, I was just asking for clarification.
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