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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 07:37 PM
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I wish I lived near a river, that would be nice.

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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 08:38 PM
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You could always give the little guy a Norse send off approriate for a "fighting" fish.
One of our girl's just and died and it being rather cold in Canada we couldn't bury her either and didn't want to flush her. So we made her a little boat out of carboard (With everything she'd need to take with her, of course -pellets, and some bloodworms, a rock from the tank, and whatever else you like). Then went to the river around midnight, lit the boat on fire, and let her go. (There was a cotton pad inside soaked in kerosene so it burnt well) It was a nice way to send her off.
That's such a nice idea.

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I dont have a garden either, but we have a courtyard with pot plants in it.

So We always bury our fish in them.

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw these are good ideas and ill defiantly note these down.....except the helium ballon i wouldnt like to wonder what ever become of the body of a loved betta

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw these are good ideas and ill defiantly note these down.....except the helium ballon i wouldnt like to wonder what ever become of the body of a loved betta
I'd rather not have the body of a loved betta land on my head. lol

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I'd rather not have the body of a loved betta land on my head. lol

lol neither.

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Cute idea but um...at some point the balloon will pop and what if the dead boy landed on someone's head??? (me: *shivers*) But still cool idea.

Maybe you could cremate him and save his ashes in a little jar or box? (like get a match and light him up in a safe container)
That's a great idea that I might try one day... but since fish are wet, wouldn't you have to dry them out first before setting it a-flame for it to work? *Shivers*

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That's a great idea that I might try one day... but since fish are wet, wouldn't you have to dry them out first before setting it a-flame for it to work? *Shivers*
I would probably use the method same as this but, just the cardboard coffin and kero soaked pad under the body


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You could always give the little guy a Norse send off approriate for a "fighting" fish.
One of our girl's just and died and it being rather cold in Canada we couldn't bury her either and didn't want to flush her. So we made her a little boat out of carboard (With everything she'd need to take with her, of course -pellets, and some bloodworms, a rock from the tank, and whatever else you like). Then went to the river around midnight, lit the boat on fire, and let her go. (There was a cotton pad inside soaked in kerosene so it burnt well) It was a nice way to send her off.

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These are all great ideas. Thanks, guys! I decided to go with the plant, since it was easiest for me and I already had a potted plant.

Sending him off in the river would have been cool, but I've never been down to the river here and I don't know how easy it is to access...plus that involves a trek through some of the more dangerous parts of town. But, it still sounds so awesome and a fitting way for a little fighter to go out.

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Let's hope our fish don't see this thread lol!

Sorry for your loss, OP. ):

I'll probably end up burying my fish, but I like the potted plant Idea. I may do both and bury Lucky and Dragon next to a tree I have in my backyard.

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