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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 04-04-2009, 03:56 PM   #21 
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That's the nice thing about bettas. They are unique in coloring AND personality.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:46 AM   #22 
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We bury ours
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:52 AM   #23 
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Actually, I don't know how he survived. He lived in a half gallon vase before I knew better.

With or without flowers?
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #24 
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Without flowers.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:57 PM   #25 
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I like to bury them in the garden, great for the flowers.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #26 
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usually I flush them.

However cutting a long story short.....I took a dead male guppy the other day and put it in a small bowl with salt and it came back to life...
So after that experiment I will be placing all new guppies from Walmart in a high solution of salt water as soon as I get them home...then slowly acclimating them down to fresh clear water..
OMG, that worked? a few years ago, my dad insisted i salt my betta that had died. It was quite traumatic for me. he was like "get him out and salt him!" and I was like "wut" on the other end of the phone. And he was yelling to salt him in a hurry and I was crying. In my case, my betta did not come back to life and I felt like a jerk for salting my dead buddy. I later had to return him to petco because they said i had to "produce the body" in order to get him replaced with one that was healthy (he died within 3 days of purchase.) I felt really weird returning a fish that was falling apart due to salt.....
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:25 PM   #27 
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Ya amazing stuff, But you gotta follow a ratio of no more then two tbsp per 10 gallons of water,

I put salt in everyone's water now, kinda like a ritual, Betta's guppies, cories, Salt is amazing stuff.
won't ever be without it in all my fishy tanks :)

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:13 PM   #28 
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How much salt is too much salt? I have well water, and thus far, I have not been using it for Fighty's tank, because it has large amounts of salt in it. We can't drink it because it tastes like saltwater, like when you pour salt into the water for a sore throat. We even trying using a reverse osmosis system, and that couldn't get all the salt out of it. I suspect it has too much salt for Fighty, but how much is too much? Maybe I could throw some of it in (mixed with the bottled water that I usually use in his tank), just for the added salt benefit?

Oh and btw, in the past, I usually flush my fishies... Burial at sea, good men and women they were!

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:05 PM   #29 
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I'm shocked that so many people flush their fish here. That is absolutley terrible for local waters and can easily spread disease. That is the worst way to get rid of a fish, if they are alive or dead.

I throw away my fish. snails, crabs, etc in the trash. Always have, always will. Unless I get an Oscar in the future that lives for 15 years, and then I would bury it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #30 
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What about all the soap and cleaning stuff that goes down the drain every day? Isn't that bad for our local water?
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