Nutty fish nutter
Tank of the Month 🏆
- Jul 22, 2020
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I purchased clove oil from Amazon last evening. It will arrive today.
I hope you never need to use it! But it's good to have it on hand, in case.
@Seisage while pithing might work in research labs or similar, with people who know what they're doing, I wouldn't have a clue! But that's why when I didn't have clove oil, I used the paper towels and heavy book method. Not a nice experience to do, but I at least knew it would be over for the fish instantly.
But I can absolutely understand someone not being able to do that, and it feels horrible to do. At least with clove oil, it feels more like when you sadly have to take a dog/cat/other pet to a vet to be euthanised. A sedative so they're peacefully sleeping, then overdose to stop the heart and breathing while they're asleep and no longer suffering at least.
I've heard of adding a little vodka at the end, to be absolutely sure the fish has passed? Or would some drops of that in the first clove oil/water mix help the oil and water combine more? I forget the scientific word for that process, I haven't slept, and that paper is above my intellectual capacity I'm afraid! I need it explained to me as if I'm about ten years old, I'm sorry!