Yikes. Sounds gruesome. I dont think the fiance would even allow me to do that lolI'm going to make a suggestion that sounds horrific, but it is very humane. If you have one, you can pour the fry into a garburator. I know it sounds gruesome but is very humane because it's instantaneous.
Clove oil causes the fish to lose consciousness and die from hypoxia. To me, there is still some potential suffering because the fish has to breathe the clove oil, which may irritate its gills, and it still takes a significant amount of time for them to die. There is also the shock of changing to water with different water parameters (PH, temperature, oxygen content)
Just my thoughts... again, I'm not discrediting this method. I'm just sharing what I consider to be the most humane way to euthanize a small fish.
I dont know if im comfortable with that.. hah. Maybe a simple flush diwn the toilet would suffice...Cut the head off with a sharp knife. Clove oil\freezer may be sound nice, but it's probably more so for our thoughts than their loss of life. Don't need to be a chef to do it.
Unfortunately, I don't have any fish big enough to eat them. I have discus but they are discus fry and I don't want them to grow a habbit of eating the fry..I still say the best way to cull em out is to feed them to something bigger, that loves to eat fish fry. All my deformed bristlenose fry, and african fry, go right into the all male african tank. In the wild the fry form part of the natural food chain.
I was told by J&L staff that the best way t euthanize them is to put them in the fridge. They simply go to sleep. So, that is what I do.If you have the stomach for it, simply stomping it under your foot or crushing it with something heavy is as humane as anything. Put it in a baggie to avoid a mess. Not an ideal solution if you are squeamish, but better for the fish than flushing. I once used clove oil on a pleco with tumors, then froze it after it was dead, just to be sure. Freezing alone is not a great idea.
If that were the truth, then we wouldn't be using CO2 to euth feeder rodents. Freezing animals is one of the most inhumane ways to euthanize a living being.I was told by J&L staff that the best way t euthanize them is to put them in the fridge. They simply go to sleep. So, that is what I do.
I would be interested to know if anybody can back that up - or refute it. Always trying to learn.