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Old 08-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #1 
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Disposing of dead fish :(

my new baby betta just died of internal parasites, and i feel bad because i didnt even notice until it was too late . now i need to find a way to dispose of his body without infecting any other living organisms, and i feel like i owe it to him/her to have a proper "funeral."

Any ideas? thanks so much!
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #2 
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microwave... wait til its nice and crispy.

^horrible idea.

actually cremation wouldnt be a bad idea... would kill the parasites...

Saran wrap it a could times would work too. then bury it.

Altoids tin casket ( did that to my baby snake)

Not trying to sound brutal to a fish corpse... im sure you still have feelings for it, but these idea make sure nothing will contract the parasite
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:29 PM   #3 
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I've only lost a few fish over the years, thankfully, but I tend to be very sentimental. They go outside, in the flower bed along my porch. I wouldn't worry about the parasites infecting anything in the soil, but if you are worried, you could always dry him out in salt before putting him in the ground. The natural cycle of life and death means he will live on in the plants and bugs. For me, that is very comforting.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:30 PM   #4 
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dead fish make excellent fertilizer for house plants or garden.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:32 PM   #5 
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I've only lost a few fish over the years, thankfully, but I tend to be very sentimental. They go outside, in the flower bed along my porch. I wouldn't worry about the parasites infecting anything in the soil, but if you are worried, you could always dry him out in salt before putting him in the ground. The natural cycle of life and death means he will live on in the plants and bugs. For me, that is very comforting.
+1, couldn't have said it better myself. ;)
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:44 PM   #6 
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^+10 - I agree with both of you!
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #7 
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I just lost one today, exactly what MollyJean said. Little guy can help the flowers grow.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #8 
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I agree with the flowers. I used to match the flowers with the color of the betta.
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