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Posted By: Amanda Welliver <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Re: The preferred way to go .... (Hau)
Date: Friday, 14 May 1999, at 11:33 a.m.
In Response To: Re: The preferred way to go .... (Hau)
The method that has worked best for me when it's been time to euthanize a fish is a combination of ice and alcohol. Whiskey and water on the rocks. I use a handful of ice cubes and a 50/50 mix of water and alcohol, and mix until the water is cold enough to make it painful for me to stick my finger in for more than a second. I just net the fish and drop it in, and the longest it's taken for any fish to die has been 15 seconds. It's a combination of shock and suffocation.
I've never had to do this with a fish larger than a guppy, however. Larger fish might not work well with this method.
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