What Do You Do For Your Fish When They Pass?

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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?
 

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It depends. If it was a fish or fry I hadnt 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 recieve 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..)
 

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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.
 
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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 deseases 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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