AllFishNoBrakes Posted September 28, 2022 Share Posted September 28, 2022 Hey everyone. I know not everyone likes to think about this aspect, and most don’t want to talk about it, but I’m curious; when you need to cull, how do you do it? I’ve had to euthanize a couple fish throughout my couple of years hobby, unfortunately. I’ve had some fish with tumors, some that appeared to not be having a great quality of life, etc. The best way I’ve found/used is with clove oil. I’m currently in a bit of a quandary in that I have a couple Angels I’ve raised and want to trade soon, but I’ve noticed a couple are missing gill plates on one side, and another has a bent ventral fin. While the fish are absolutely healthy and otherwise are doing incredible, I really don’t want to taint my reputation with my LFS’s by knowingly trading fish that I feel are subpar. I also have a couple of Glowlight Tetra’s that swim almost vertically. I’m chalking this up to old age as I’ve had them for 2.5-3 years, and they still look healthy. I believe these fish are still living a great life, so I have no need to euthanize them at this point, but should the day come that they cross the line to not living a good life I want to be prepared. This post is mainly about the Angels as the whole reason I raised them was to trade them. As much as I’d love to keep a separate tank of misfits I couldn’t sell it’s just not possible due to space. My 2 bedroom apartment is MAXED out with tanks at this point, lol. When you have to cull fish, what’s the most humane way you’ve found to do so? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts, opinions, and experiences on such a sensitive topic. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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