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What To Do With Fish You No Longer Want? (Check This First)

by Alexis
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Freshwater fish purchased in our Pet Care Centers can be returned with a receipt within 30 days for a full refund to original form of tender. You can’t offer returns or refunds on Live Fish, Invertebrates and Plants that you don’t want to keep.

Is it OK to flush a live fish down the toilet?

It Could Damage Your Septic System or Plumbing Septic systems are only meant to handle human waste, water and toilet paper. If it gets stuck in the pipes, it can cause serious problems. If you have a septic system in your home, it’s important to know how to properly maintain it. If you’re not sure what you need to do to keep your system working properly, talk to your plumber.

How do you humanely put down a fish?

Clove oil is a sedative which at high doses, can be used to euthanase small fish. Clove oil is readily available from most chemists. Clove oil in aquarium water is enough to cause death. It is important to note that this is not an all-in-one product.

It is best to use it in conjunction with other medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, antifungal drugs and antihistamines. If you are using it alone, it should be taken at the same time as the other medication.

When should you euthanize a fish?

When Disease occurs: The most appropriate time to consider euthanasia, is when a disease occurs. The old adage of one bad apple in the barrel can be synonymous with death in cases of diseases that are hard to treat or that are highly contagious.

However, in most cases, the best course of action is to keep an animal alive until it is no longer able to live on its own. It is important to note that the decision of whether or not to end the life of a dog or cat is a personal one, and should be made by the owner, not the veterinarian.

What can I do with old fish gravel?

Aquarium gravel can be used to delineate garden sections, as well as mulched or paved areas. Grass, flowers and other plants can be deterred from growing beyond the gravel barrier if it is a visual border. Line the gravel border with a layer of mulch or gravel after digging a 2- to 3-inch trench.

If you want to use gravel for landscaping, you’ll need to dig a trench about 2 feet deep and 3 feet wide. You’ll also need a 4- or 5-gallon bucket to fill the trench with water. Fill the bucket with gravel and place it on top of the fence. If you’re using gravel to create a fence around your garden, make sure it’s not too heavy or it will be difficult to move.

Will PetSmart take back live fish?

If you have a fish that is completely healthy, you can return it to the store. PetSmart accepts the return of live fish as long as you have a receipt and are able to provide proof of purchase. If you are unable to return the fish to the store, it can be returned to your local animal shelter.

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