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What to do with my fish?

stevey_p7 Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Just got home and looked in my fish tank to find my big Golden Orfe fish with half of my Weather Loach in its mouth. I eventually got the fish to spit the Loach back out and have separated it from the others.

Its surprisingly still alive but dont think it will live long, its got like one side of its face all mangled and a bit of a mess. Dont know what amounts of pain its in.

Really annoyed my feel like murdering the Golden Orfe as this isn't the first time its happened.

So do i just put the Loach out of its misery or let it live for as long as it can with half a face?
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Kill it, don't make it suffer.
#2
This is an example of my evil Golden Orfe -->

http://www.thatpetplace.com/images/presentation/208340.jpg

This is an example of my barely alive Weather Loach -->

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myFishImage.php?n=251_dojo.jpg&w=194&h=194
#3
thesaint
Kill it, don't make it suffer.


I know but i cant just kill it if it might live for another day maybe.
#4
http://www.insideyork.co.uk/assets/images/Restaraunts/fishandchips.jpg
#5
it will die eventually by the way your describing it, kindest thing to do would be to put it out of its misery make sure you do it the kindest way possible!!
banned#6
Aw, that's sad.

Can you ring your local fish shop for help?
#7
Kill the Golden Orfe in front of the Loach first.
#8
It all sounds a bit fishy to me..... :w00t:

I'd say it was a dog-eat-dog world......but in the bowl its a fish-eat-fish world....:whistling:

If its not dead then it may die soon....dont be surprised if you get up tomorrow and its floating with the driftwood...:santa:
#9
quick question...

Pic of half faced fish?

Kill the orfe and let the innocent 1 live.
#10
vengod
quick question...

Pic of half faced fish?

Kill the orfe and let the innocent 1 live.


you want a pic of my half faced fish?

If thats what you mean then you must really like the Saw movies :?
#11
my other half says it is humane to kill fish with clove oil, she's a bit dumb though. (maybe it's true, not sure)
#12
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#13
ctuk
my other half says it is humane to kill fish with clove oil, she's a bit dumb though. (maybe it's true, not sure)


true but the chanses of him having clove oil is slim and if unerdosed the fish wakes up again!!!

best bet is to cut its head off with a sharp knife straight through the spine
#14
jellybaby22
no i have heard that too....but i thought you ate corn on the cob uncooked so maybe best not to go with my advice.......what about just flushing it down the toilet :?


next time your ill flush your head down the loo see how far it gets you :thinking::p
#15
foxymissroxy;3360400
true but the chanses of him having clove oil is slim and if unerdosed the fish wakes up again!!!

best bet is to cut its head off with a sharp knife straight through the spine

he's not Gordon Ramsey :whistling:
#16
You could phone the local vet and ask for advice. I agree with foxymiss - put it out of its misery now. Knife or hammer.
#17
flush it down the bog:p
#18
starsparkle2311
hammer it


lol nice one.

"We, The People of SpringField demand its execution immediately, whether its guilty or not!"

http://www.petergolden.com/Art/Angry%20Mob%20Simpsons.jpg
#19
Just leave it as it is. Don't kill it:?
#20
Depending on how severe the damage is, it may not necessarily die from the injury. I remember we had disfigured fish in the aquatics shop I used to work for. They got into fights and looked well rough, but most seemed to be doing just fine after a while (THEN MY EVIL BOSS FED THEM ALL TO THE PIRANHAS AS HE COULDN'T SELL UGLY FISH!)
If it's badly injured, I'd put it out of its misery tbh. But maybe it has a chance?
#21
Whatever you do though, don't call the RSPCA for advice. My hubby did that when he spotted a seagull with a broken wing. Their advice...'Hit it over the head with a shovel!'. :w00t:
I kid you not!!
#22
Here are the steps for fish up to 3" (7.6cm) in length:
1. Add tank water to a measuring cup or mixing bowl. Measure the amount of tank water you add to the cup or bowl and make a note of it. Place the fish in the container. If the fish is in a clear cup place a dark towel around the cup to calm the fish.
2. Fill a small, clean jar or bottle with tank water, leaving some room at the top. This might be a baby food jar or pill bottle. Put 1 drop of clove oil in the jar or bottle, cap and shake vigorously. The clove oil must emulsify, turning the water milky white.
Gently pour about 1/4 of this emulsified mixture into the fish's container. The fish will begin listing as it starts to fall asleep. Let the fish be for about 10 minutes. The fish should be resting on the bottom by then. It will look dead, but if you watch closely its gills will be breathing once every few seconds. If after 10 minutes the fish is still rising off the bottom swimming intermittently, retrieve the jar or bottle of emulsified clove oil, re-shake, and add the same dose to the fish's container. Wait again.
3. Once the fish is asleep on the bottom, add 20-25% white grain alcohol. For example, if the fish is in 8oz (240ml) of water, add 2oz (60ml) of vodka. Let the fish stay there for at least 20 minutes.
4. Check the fish carefully after 20 minutes for any gill movement. If there is no gill movement over a 60 second period, the fish has expired.
#23
call ace ventura he will know what to do:)
#24
jellybaby22;3360535
yh much better to leave it in pain :o stupid thought but ..a vet?? do you take fish to the vet??:?

:)
I don't like mercy killing :oops:
#25
BEANZ-ON-TOAST;3360551
Whatever you do though, don't call the RSPCA for advice. My hubby did that when he spotted a seagull with a broken wing. Their advice...'Hit it over the head with a shovel!'. :w00t:
I kid you not!!


LMFAO :w00t:
#26
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#27
Poor fishie. It's facing being hammered, knifed or flushed to death. Hope he has a chance to make it. Go on fishie, I'm rooting for you! You can do it!
Hope your Golden Orfe is sitting on the naughty step right now.
#28
choc1969
Here are the steps for fish up to 3" (7.6cm) in length:
1. Add tank water to a measuring cup or mixing bowl. Measure the amount of tank water you add to the cup or bowl and make a note of it. Place the fish in the container. If the fish is in a clear cup place a dark towel around the cup to calm the fish.
2. Fill a small, clean jar or bottle with tank water, leaving some room at the top. This might be a baby food jar or pill bottle. Put 1 drop of clove oil in the jar or bottle, cap and shake vigorously. The clove oil must emulsify, turning the water milky white.
Gently pour about 1/4 of this emulsified mixture into the fish's container. The fish will begin listing as it starts to fall asleep. Let the fish be for about 10 minutes. The fish should be resting on the bottom by then. It will look dead, but if you watch closely its gills will be breathing once every few seconds. If after 10 minutes the fish is still rising off the bottom swimming intermittently, retrieve the jar or bottle of emulsified clove oil, re-shake, and add the same dose to the fish's container. Wait again.
3. Once the fish is asleep on the bottom, add 20-25% white grain alcohol. For example, if the fish is in 8oz (240ml) of water, add 2oz (60ml) of vodka. Let the fish stay there for at least 20 minutes.
4. Check the fish carefully after 20 minutes for any gill movement. If there is no gill movement over a 60 second period, the fish has expired.



Serve with roast potatoes and parsnips.
#29
I personally would leave it seperated and see what happens. I could never bring myself to hammer a fish or slice its head off....ffs i'd feel guilty for days.
#30
Lulu'sMammy
I personally would leave it seperated and see what happens. I could never bring myself to hammer a fish or slice its head off....ffs i'd feel guilty for days.


just like having your dog put to sleep you wouldnt sit there and let it suffer no difference with a fish!!

the vet will help you deal with it but charge you through the nose for it, you could get a fish remedy to help prevent infection but id say it were a helpless case personally. will probably die of shock once its dark (never worked out why fish always die when its dark!!??)
#31
Let's be honest, it's no comparison with a dog now really is it! OP show us a pic and then we can see how bad the situation is....although i still would not kill it myself.
#32
eat it
#33
why is it no comparison to a dog? its an animal, it feels pain it suffers OP takes responsibility for it . . . . just like a dog, cat or any other pet!
#34
cheers for all the responses. Just an update, its still swimming but its face is in a mess, wouldnt have been so bad had it been its back end.

Thant bloody Orfe has already ate 4 fish in the past 5 or so years ive had it.

I cant kill the loach if its still living, had it for some time now... some might say its cruel to let it suffer but i'll keep it going. It seems to be coping for the time being.

I will post pictures in the next few minutes.

Thanks again for the replies.
#35
stevey_p7;3361164


Thant bloody Orfe has already ate 4 fish in the past 5 or so years ive had it.



not learnt any lessons here then :whistling:
#36
stevey_p7


I cant kill the loach if its still living,



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stevey_p7


I will post pictures in the next few minutes.



http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/pics%20for%20forum/1181911796832.gif
#37
Don't know just how bad the injury is, but if it is still swimming around there is a good chance it will recover. Just seperate it from the offending fish and give it time to recover on its own.
Maybe think about seperating your killer fish from the others to prevent any future tragedies?
I have it on good authority from other fish keepers that it can survive, it may be a little scarred from it.
I have a one eyed piranha, it was attacked by other piranhas as a baby and survived!
#38
Sheriff Waffles
Don't know just how bad the injury is, but if it is still swimming around there is a good chance it will recover. Just seperate it from the offending fish and give it time to recover on its own.
Maybe think about seperating your killer fish from the others to prevent any future tragedies?
I have it on good authority from other fish keepers that it can survive, it may be a little scarred from it.
I have a one eyed piranha, it was attacked by other piranhas as a baby and survived!


that fills me with some relief. Dont know how this one is gonna eat though. Its face is pretty mashed up although it looks like it has one decent eye.

Trying to get pics on but failing at the moment. Hate it when batteries die at the worst moment.
#39
Really bad quality pictures of my injured Weather Loach, can hardly make anything out but the only thing intact is its eye really.

The pic was took when it was in the water hence the bad quality.

http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=photo133wv3.jpg

http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=photo134lc0.jpg
#40
Did anyone say "flush it down the toilet" yet? No idea mate, sorry.

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