Morbid fish topic

Discussion in 'Fishkeeping Hot Topics' started by Meenu, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I was reading a resurrected thread about someone's 2-foot Iridescent Shark, and it got me thinking.. sorry this is so morbid...

    fish don't live forever... how does one dispose of a fish when it passes on to the great aquarium in the sky?

    in the past, I've has my husband flush a dead fish. Is this bad? What about when they are too big for that?

    *Sorry, Ken - I know you were trying to clean up the forum by moving threads, but I didn't know where to put this. Maybe fish memorials?

  2. AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I flush some, bury others. Obviously I'd have to bury my Oscars...a little too big to flush. ;)

  3. btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Trash can for me......


  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

  5. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello. When I have a fish to pass, I use it for fertilizer in potted plants.
  6. CHoffmanFishlore VIPMember

    I have my husband take care of it and I do not know what he does. I don't want to know either. :-\
  7. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    I have flushed in the past but now i have a great fishy garden for all those needs
  8. meg1220Valued MemberMember

    I bury them. I've flushed them before, too, but then I became concerned about keeping diseases out of the local water system. I don't know if this is something to really be worried about, but better safe than sorry.
  9. sirdarksolFishlore LegendMember

  10. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    There is a stream near where I live, and Iv'e only lost the one fish so far, but I took him down in a container and put him in the stream in a nice little secluded spot. Sentimental maybe, but I couldn't bear to do any less, and I'll be doing the same for my other fish.
  11. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    I thought about doing that with my first parrot cichlid, but was afraid of introducing pathogens and possibly harming wild fish.
  12. TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    I cover them up in my mulch plie.
  13. Flush em..............:;dk
  14. AnnadvnWell Known MemberMember

    Flush them if they are small enough if not they go out with the rubbish.

    The hermit crabs take care of any SW fish that die.

  15. scattyValued MemberMember

    Have flushed but will be burying in a pot plant after reading this.
  16. titusxanderValued MemberMember

    i usually flush 'em
  17. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    You meant "potted plant", right?;):;laughing
  18. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    when my fish go, if they were significant to me, i will bury them in my mums flower garden and then plant a flower the same color as them in the same spot
  19. scattyValued MemberMember

    ;D Maybe I do, maybe I don't..... :whistling:
  20. MeenuFishlore VIPMember


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