Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
The reason why you shouldn't flush fish isn't because they'll "remember being flushed". It's exactly the reason that Littlebittyfish stated. It your fish died from some kind of disease, it's likely to run rampant in the sewer system. All that water that goes down your toilet and drain get recycled back into the main pipe system for people to use again. Yes, it's filtered and all that, but if the fish happened to have something malignant, it wouldn't be a good outcome.
For example, if your fish died of TB (which even bleach doesn't kill- and can be easily passed on to humans) and you flushed him down the toilet, this would possibly end up poorly for the entire community that shares that pipe line.
Personally I wrap them in TP and toss dispose of them in the trash.
Just because I don't type with candy and rainbows doesn't mean I'm being mean.
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