What happens to your tanks when you’re gone?

Addictedtobettas

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My hubby asked me this not long ago, ‘What do I do with your fish if you die?’ and I had an immediate answer actually, someone who will come in and deconstruct the tanks and take the fish and everything else if needed and rehome it all.

(It’s the same person I’d have him call if I ended up sick/in the hospital to come take care of the tanks.)

Because I know fish aren’t my hubby’s forte and he’ll have enough to take care of with life and our special needs critters not in glass tanks.

Anyone else have plans in place just in case?
 

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I honestly don’t know... I know my younger siblings would try and take care of my aquariums but I don’t think they would have any idea what to do with a bunch of fry and 7+ aquatic set-ups. I need to make some better plans lol
 

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I will die of boredom and my parents will destroy my tanks.

Okay, to be realistic if its an accident, well then my friends and or relatives would probably handle it. But if I die of like old age(why does that sound so weird out loud to me. Lol.) or something, by the time that happens i probably won't have fish tanks anymore. Or someone else will take care of them so they aren't really mine.

Yeah my plan is kind of bad.
Edit: Cuz I made it up. But still lol.
 

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I have often wondered about this myself. Hubby knows very little about how to take care of my water pets and I really don't know of anyone else that would want to take on the responsibility of caring for them. At my age it really would be a good idea to have a plan and now that you mention it I should give it some serious thought.
 

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If i die its no longer my problem. My parents would probably end up with them.
 

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david1978 said:
If i die its no longer my problem. My parents would probably end up with them.
You are right of course. Once we are gone the things left behind are normally no longer important to us but I wouldn't want to leave it up to my husband to have to deal with my obsession. I really need to come up with a workable plan. I have to think my sister would take my fish and tanks but sadly she isn't quite as diligent with her tanks as I am but at least she knows what to do and how to do it.
 

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david1978 said:
If i die its no longer my problem. My parents would probably end up with them.
Assuming I get more tanks(which I will), that would be one of my parent's fears. That they have to deal with the water changes lol.
 

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flyinGourami said:
Assuming I get more tanks(which I will), that would be one of my parent's fears. That they have to deal with the water changes lol.
My mom sent one of my 55's back to my house a few years ago. She likes her little 20 gallon much more. Lol.
 

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As all my tanks are in my mother’s house, they’d all go to her if I died. I keep a (semi-updated) inventory of all my fish, plants, equipment, and decor. On it, I have their current retail price listed, as well as what I paid for them. I told her that if anything ever happened to me, she could sell the fish, if she wished, or keep what she wanted, etc. but she could use that inventory list as a starting place for reselling the stuff. She thought it was rather morbid lol (She is also familiar with basic feeding and care requirements for most of my fish) I suppose, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I should add a care sheet...

Also, the inventory has each fish (or group of fish if they school) by personal name, species or industry name, and physical description, so she can tell what’s what. Equipment also has brand names and other specs listed in case she needs those for ads or anything. :p
 

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On a list of things that need to be sorted out after i die the fish aren't even on it.
 

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Can we just ancient egyptian status them and take em with us??? :)
But no in all honesty my dad is pretty interested in them and I think he would be the one to fuss over them and care for them.
 

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