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Old 03-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 
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Alternative to Clove oil?

Is there an alternative to clove oil? I have a sick fish that is getting sicker by the day. Is there anything that does the similar thing that I can get easily?
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #2 
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I do have some whole cloves laying around. Could I put one in a cup of water for a day or so and have the same effect?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #3 
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found this or you in a fish anesthesia site


Sodium bicarbonate

This is a last resort since the dose is difficult to control and it is easy to overdose and cause death by hypercardia.

1) Anaesthesia : Add 1 tablet of Alka-Seltzer / 20 liters - or 200mg/liter.

2) Euthanasia : Add 30g of NaHCO3 and dissolve completely. When euthanizing a fish*it is recommended to leave the fish in the water for 10 minutes after all breathing stops before disposing the body.*
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #4 
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clove oil is extracted through distillation, I wouldnt say that steeping cloves will have the same effect. it might altogether be too weak to euthanize the fish.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #5 
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ok. I'm going to go check a few places tomorrow to see if they have Clove oil but so far I haven't been able to find any. Maybe I should just buy some some off the webs...
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #6 
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Well I got it ordered but it'll take a week, give or take a few days, to get here. I don't know if she'll make it until then....We'll see
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