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View Poll Results: What do you do with a dead fish?
Flush it down the toilet. 26 56.52%
Bury it in the backyard. 14 30.43%
Throw it in the trash. 6 13.04%
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #11 
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If the fish was the only one in the tank, bowl, etc. I would wait two weeks for not many pathogens can survive without a host (fish) and then begin the tank as though it was new.
If other fish are in the tank, I usually go into panic mode out of fear of the unknown that may be present in the tank. I'ts why I'm near anal about water quality.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:39 AM   #12 
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I'm reminded of The Cosby Show and the funeral of Lemont.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:40 AM   #13 
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They become fertilizer in my garden................You know, ashes to ashes, dust to dust...........Even after they die, they can still contribute to life.........


It also made me think of the Cosby show and the episode with Lemont!
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #14 
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In the past I flushed them down the toilet most of the time with a lack of emotion. I think I lacked emotion because my opinion was "Life goes on, and this is a chance for me to try a different variety of fish." If I have a fish die now, I would probably take it at least 20 yards from my house or dorm and then put it in the ground to decompose and give back to the earth not in the spiritual sense, but in the biological sense.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:10 PM   #15 
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These fish blow me away with their hardiness! I had a beautiful red one named Sanchez and it lived for over 2 years! Such a beautiful fish with such low maintenance!

When it died, I was sad, I've had it for so long and now all those days of watching it swim around and enjoying life in my fishbowl are over. I scooped him up and flushed him down the porcelain express. These are most likely going to be the only fish species I will ever own.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:16 PM   #16 
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I had one for 3 and a half years.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:23 PM   #17 
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I had one for 3 and a half years.

wow! It's so impressive how long these fish can live for, too bad the ones I pick up usually start their lives in a small dirty cup of water just praying to be bought by someone who will take care of them.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #18 
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Actually, I don't know how he survived. He lived in a half gallon vase before I knew better.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #19 
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My bettas get a burial because they're just too special.

I feel kinda bad, but my other ones go down the porcelain express :/
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:54 PM   #20 
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Well bettas are just different than other fish. They are all very unique because of their coloring/marking and if you have a school of something else (like me...neon tetras) than you can't name them because they all look exactly the same.
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