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    Someone on another forum said putting a sick, live fish down the garbage disposal is an acceptable means of euthanization. Is this true?
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    No.

    Clove oil or 2-phenoxyethanol (often sold as an Anaesthetics for koi) are the best options.

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    Thank you. I didn't think so. I know that clove oil is considered the most humane.
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    Aeonflame, I've heard of that way, too but I could never do it.
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    I know Aeon can and when you can do it quickly and cleanly it's a pretty good method. However not everyone has the stomach and mentioning it tends to upset a lot of forum visitors which is why I don't

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    I put mine in the freezer...they just slowly get cold and lethargic and being sick/near death, it doesn't take long at all before they die quietly.

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    While a garbage disposal may be a quick method, I do not consider it an option. Sick fish should never be disposed of down any drain. You risk introducing whatever disease it has into the local waterways. Dead fish should always be disposed of in the trash, flower bed or compost heap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    I put mine in the freezer...they just slowly get cold and lethargic and being sick/near death, it doesn't take long at all before they die quietly.
    I use the same above method.

    +1 to Kingfisher's post. You must dispose of any sick fish properly
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    Thanks for the responses. I read this on another forum and it upset me. That's why I wantedto ask about it here. I always let mine die on their own. I don't have the heart to do anything to them for fear of making things worse for them.
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