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#1 wotnobivvy

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 01:19 PM

Some  of the fish in the wife's aquarium breed like rabbits. What is the best way to dispose of the unwanted fish


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 05:10 PM

Wotnob,

 

Get a cat

 

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 07:28 PM

Give them away.

Change the habitat to make breeding less successful

Introduce a predator of fry and eggs.

Catch them and kill them humanely.

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 08:00 PM

These fish are only up to an inch long, so the cat route is out. At the moment I take them back to my local suppliers, who seem happy to accept them


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 09:14 PM

Ask if he would do a cheapo store credit if yer taking in loads. I got a few quid for some platys enough for a tub of flakes.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:51 AM

Depends on species, but store credit is your best bet, even if it's only enough for the odd pack of frozen food or whatever. There's a website called Aquarist Classifieds, could try on there if you set the price somewhere reasonable, but if you're not bothered about what you get then stick with taking them back to a shop, less messing around.



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 05:58 PM

My platies were prolific but selective culling has restricted them. My nearest shop didn't want them, I didn't want them and I don't have a cat. I stopped the fry accessing the rear filter compartments and my angel did the rest along with the tetras.