What Do You Do For Your Fish When They Pass?

IchthyPen
  • #1
I know many people flush their fish, some bury them, and some burn them but I want to know what you do.
My molly, Anna, recently died and for her, I put her in a box filled with parting words, drawings, flowers and buried her. I want to know what you do for those fish that have unfortunately passed away.

Do you just flush them or bury them or do you do more? What do you do for the fish friend that you cared for when they sadly pass?
 
CanadianFishFan
  • #2
Burn them?!? I bury them at a tree where I can visit time to time to grief to the ones who have passed...
 
IchthyPen
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Burn as in like cremate or give a viking funeral. I looked up what some people do and some do send em off like vikings. That is quite a nice place to bury a fish, by a tree.
 
Milliemae124
  • #4
I bury my fish in a little flower patch in my garden
 
CanadianFishFan
  • #5
Burn as in like cremate or give a viking funeral. I looked up what some people do and some do send em off like vikings. That is quite a nice place to bury a fish, by a tree.
Indeed the tree has the souls of my fish, but I still wouldn't burn my fish, like who would cremate there own pet?! How do the pet crematers do it? do they have no heart or soul?
 
Mary765
  • #6
It depends. If it was a fish or fry I hadn't known for long I would just bin or flush them but if it was a fish I had come to know and love then they would receive a special garden buerial amongst my other lost pets (we take good care of them I swear but we have kept so many pets for so long that they come and go..)
 
JoeCamaro
  • #7
Put in a plastic bag and throw then in the garbage bin.
I know, I know, not nice compared to what have been discussed, but I don't like to flush fish because I wouldn't want to potentially introduce diseases to local bodies of water.
 
Fanatic
  • #8
I always just flush my fish, or wrap them up and dispose of them.
Don't find it necessary to bury it, or create a memorial.
 
Fashooga
  • #9
I trash them.
 
Mike1995
  • #10
I bury them in my garden or flower pots
 
NLindsey921
  • #11
I bury mine and wish it luck on its journey thru the circle of life and energy. It normally gets burried under plants in my flower pots.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #12
I lay them in the open field and 2ait for vultures tI show up. Only noticed after years that we've no vultures around.

Joking : I bin them
 
IchthyPen
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Put in a plastic bag and throw then in the garbage bin.
I know, I know, not nice compared to what have been discussed, but I don't like to flush fish because I wouldn't want to potentially introduce diseases to local bodies of water.
I do get that it is dangerous to flush a fish that could hurt others where it ends up with whatever disease killed it. That is one of my reasons that I don't like to flush fish.
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #14
I bury my fish in my garden.

I think I'm a little late for the cremation talk, but I heard of a woman that tried to cremate her dog in her oven and accidentally baked it.
 
SegiDream
  • #15
They get wrapped in a paper towel and dropped in the trash. I suppose I probably could flush them cause they would only get as far as the septic tank but 1) I couldn't handle it if they swirled the bowl and wouldn't go down 2) I would always subconsciously wonder if they were really dead and what if they swam back up (no matter how impossible that seems). But if my favorite molly girl passes she might get buried beside the hamster.
 
N8_the_Gr8
  • #16
I usually bury them as I don’t like to throw them out as “trash” or flush them because that is bad for the sewers. I like to just bury them in the backyard. Been a while since I did that but that is a good thing.
 
Fanatic
  • #17
I bury my fish in my garden.

I think I'm a little late for the cremation talk, but I heard of a woman that tried to cremate her dog in her oven and accidentally baked it.

Oh that’s dreadful! You cannot cremate larger animals in an oven unless you have extreme heat (well above what ovens provide) and can tolerate the smell.

That’s why cremations take place in a separate building, with tons of venting above the outside roof.
 
Thunder_o_b
  • #18
Depending on the circumstances at the time they are buried as a family member or cremated in ceremony in our circle.
 
Swampgorilla
  • #19
I tie mine up in a plastic bag and throw them in the trash. The plastic bag keeps them from smelling until the garbage man hauls them away.
 
psalm18.2
  • #20
I've tossed in the woods, buried in flower pots, and placed in the trash. Depends how attached I am to the fish and the size of the fish. Never flushed.
 
wolfdog01
  • #21
No matter how attached I am, I always bury them. Even shrimp. I even made a tombstone out of clay, labeling the small cemetery I have in the back yard. On the stone is says The Resting Tank. I say a few words then go back into the house and collage all the pictures I have of said animal into one.
 
emmysjj
  • #22
I haven't had to deal with it recently, but if my fish or one of my snails die, I will bury them where I buried my beloved hamster.
 
Crafty Cichlid
  • #23
I flush all of mine. Small ones are occasionally given to bigger ones as food, but I don't have anything that's predator/scavenger enough to handle the task right now.
 
Fanatic
  • #24
Flushing mine is not bad for the environment, or anyone else. We have a self septicemia system installed where I live, and don’t cross water with anyone else.
 
Crafty Cichlid
  • #25
Burn as in like cremate or give a viking funeral. I looked up what some people do and some do send em off like vikings. That is quite a nice place to bury a fish, by a tree.
I had my dog cremated. He was very special to me, his remains are in an ornate box on my dresser next to a picture of him, and my small tank. I was going to bury his remains, but the box has a beautiful floral carving, has nice grain, and was stained with care. There's a pet cemetery in Huntington Beach, CA that has a crematorium as well. Cute place. It actually really helped with my greiving process to see how well cared for he was in death. I may eventually bury him, but even a year and a half later it's too much to think of.

I don't see it as a bad thing at all. I know there are often less reverent ways in which remains are disposed of.

CanadianFishFan I meant to reply to you for this. Not as an affront, but to hopefully understand the process.
 
Coradee
  • #26
Novel idea
 
FishFish221
  • #27
I just throw them in the trash. If I try to bury them the squirrels will just dig them up again.
 
Skye_marilyn
  • #28
I know many people flush their fish, some bury them, and some burn them but I want to know what you do.
My molly, Anna, recently died and for her, I put her in a box filled with parting words, drawings, flowers and buried her. I want to know what you do for those fish that have unfortunately passed away.

Do you just flush them or bury them or do you do more? What do you do for the fish friend that you cared for when they sadly pass?
I bury mine in Altoids tins underneath an apple tree in my yard with their favorite cave as their tombstone. For fish I didn’t know that well I’ll normally just bring them to my fish vet for them to dispose of the body in an environmentally friendly way or just the regular trash. Some people are so insensitive tho I don’t understand, I knew this one person who euthanized their fish by putting them in a bag and running it over with their car. do you have no heart at all woman.
 
Why me
  • #29
I don’t know how my cichlids will fit in the toilet anymore. Has anyone flushed a foot long Oscar down a toilet. Or even a rope fish
 
Fanatic
  • #30
I don’t know how my cichlids will fit in the toilet anymore. Has anyone flushed a foot long Oscar down a toilet. Or even a rope fish

No, and I wouldn't recommend trying!
 
IchthyPen
  • Thread Starter
  • #31
Novel idea
Thank you for linking this article, it is indeed a novel idea. I will consider buying this product as it is quite well presented and I will do anything for my beloved fish, even in their death. I sincerely thank you Coradee
 
Mary765
  • #32
I don’t know how my cichlids will fit in the toilet anymore. Has anyone flushed a foot long Oscar down a toilet. Or even a rope fish

I don't think your local plumbers would thank you much.
 
CanadianFishFan
  • #33
I don't think your local plumbers would thank you much.
"So uh how do you know the pipes clogged?"
 
Mary765
  • #34
"So uh how do you know the pipes clogged?"

Woah that was a fast response! Didn't realise you were online at the moment!
 
CanadianFishFan
  • #35
Woah that was a fast response! Didn't realise you were online at the moment!
Fishlore is my new home. I swear I'm on it daily, dureing school hours.
 
Mary765
  • #36
Fishlore is my new home. I swear I'm on it daily, dureing school hours.

I used to be like that except now I'm studying hard for finals so I'm only on when I receive a notification as I'm trying to be a responsible child.. (It's not going well I'm still procrastinating)
 
Why me
  • #37
Yes. Procrastinating is life.
 
Mary765
  • #38
Yes. Procrastinating is life.

Unfortunately! I'm blaming it on the fact that I'm sick right now but it could be any number of factors really.
 
Why me
  • #39
No. It is a great thing. It’s like adrenal Except no side effects.
 
Why me
  • #40
Hope you get better too
 

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