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Old 06-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 
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When your Betta dies...

What do you do with your Betta when they die? Do you bury them? Flush them down a toilet? Just curious...
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #2 
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I bury mine in one of my potted plants, fortunately, I haven't had to do it too much. I advise against flushing as it can be potentially harmful to your local water ways.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #3 
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I buried my last dead betta in a favorite potted plant. Fish corpses are great fertilizer, especially a little one that won't overwhelm the plant. It also seems more respectful than just tossing the body in the trash or flushing down the toilet. "We are Dust."
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #4 
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Yeah, I wouldn't flush them, wouldn't want to risk clogging my pipes or septic tank.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #5 
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I feel that it would be best to honor their memory in a garden..or backyard..buried..with small rocks around the grave site..I would feel uneasy about flushing. Because if you bury..you could always go to see the plot..and visit:)
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #6 
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And to add..I would take of thier fave plants or the hidey hole and bury them with that, or in their cave..would make me feel better:)
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #7 
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i hate to sound heartless, but i just throw them in Ma's flowers. if their tank was bare-bottom, i take out the plants and dump the whole tank into the flowers.....
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #8 
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I've heard of people putting them in their compost box. They're animals, therefore biodegradable, and perfectly safe to compost. Idk how I'd feel about that.. probs similar to if I put him in the trash :/
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:18 AM   #9 
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I don't mean to sound heartless but I flush mine. (I do not worry about my local water. Seriously it comes from the river and then is cleaned.)
I have thought about burying them but I worry my other pets or chickens may dig them up. It may be a weird thing to worry about, but I wouldn't want them to be eaten...
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:51 AM   #10 
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I flush mine.
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