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I’m sorry, but it would be better to euthanize him.
 
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I’m sorry, but it would be better to euthanize him.
I think you are right. I never realised how many others things could go wrong with beginner “easy” fish like guppies
 

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I know. They can all break your heart. I personally believe the clove oil treatment is the best way to euthanize a fish. Trick is to mix it with water and do it slowly...only a couple of drops at a time. They will drift off to sleep and then you can add some more. Wait 20 minutes to be sure there is no gill movement before removing the fish. I hate giving this info to members but we have to do what is humane. I’m so sorry. :(
 

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I know. They can all break your heart. I personally believe the clove oil treatment is the best way to euthanize a fish. Trick is to mix it with water and do it slowly...only a couple of drops at a time. They will drift off to sleep and then you can add some more. Wait 20 minutes to be sure there is no gill movement before removing the fish. I hate giving this info to members but we have to do what is humane. I’m so sorry. :(
@Deanasue It is good that you give information to members so they know their options and tell them the best ways to deal with a sick fish
 
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Thanks everyone for your support and advice. I have clove oil on order now.
 
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