How to euthanize a Fish with Clove Oil Or Baking Soda

People love to have pets and having a pet fish is a special thing for pet owners. But there may come a time when you need to kill your pet fish.

It’s can be heartbreaking for everyone but we have to this when we have only this option remaining. So when this is the final option and you have to it, I want to tell you the way you to do it correctly so your pet fish does not suffer.

So today, I will share with you how to humanely euthanize your pet fish.

For the record, no fish were harmed in the making of this guide

When and Why to Kill a Pet Fish

Oh God, you are a fish lover and want to know how to keep alive and healthy fish and I am telling you to know when to kill the pet fish. You haven’t experience and it’s hard to think there may come a time when you need to kill your pet fish.

If you have a big fish aquarium or tank then it can be a dangerous place where aggressive fishes can harm other fishes and can injure other fishes. So if you have big and small fishes in the same tank than big fishes like Hydra can hurt small fishes.

And, that doesn’t include any accidents on your part, such as adding untreated tap water or not realizing you need to cycle your aquarium.

When you use your fish tank like this then it can become a torture chamber for your pets.

Fortunately, these instances are few and far between. But they can happen – leaving your fish on death’s door.

So, what do you do if your fish are dying, and there is no hope of recovery?

How to Euthanize a Fish humanly

There are a few ways which help to kill a Fish Humanly and peacefully. When it’s necessary and final option a peacefully and out of suffering kill of your pet fish. There are two commonly used methods to euthanize fish.

While both are considered humane, one is less gruesome than the other.

So, let’s start with the easy method:

How to euthanize a Fish with Clove Oil

This is perhaps the best and easiest way to Humanly kill your Pet Fish. You only have to keep one product for this method and which is clove Oil. Clove oil works like wonder and some veterinary association like the American Veterinary association also suggest fish owner as a humane way to kill a fish.

You see, it works like the anesthetics that vets use, which are not available to the public. It puts your fish to sleep before killing it without suffering. Okay, now that you have a bottle of clove oil on hand, follow these steps to humanely euthanize your fish using Clove Oil

Shake one drop in water until milky, then add to the tank.
When the fish is asleep at the bottom, shake and add another 13 drops per liter of water (50 drops per gallon)

How to euthanize a Fish with

The Second Method is to use of Baking Soda for Humane Euthanize of your Pet Fish. We have shared an easy Method and this is the alternative of that method. For use of this method, you have to Add Baking Soda to the water.

Baking Soda Added water increases the carbon dioxide which causes narcosis. This will only be effective in the water below PH 7, and so you may need to pre-treat the water with a pH decreaser.

You need to put your fish in about 3/4 cup of water and stirred in about two teaspoons of baking soda. It seemed to work very quickly, and you will detect no struggle or suffering. It seems to knock the fish out almost immediately. Due to the potential for recovery from any sedative, death should then be completed assured by a physical method or freezing before disposal.

Final Words

While writing this guide we have not harmed any of the fish from our Fish Tank. All we have shared are the things which we usages in the cases where we have to do that. So these are the best and easiest method to euthanize your fish without pain and suffering.

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