Originally Posted by Adastra
It can be difficult for new owners to find ways for disposing of the their fish's body in a dignified manner. I couldn't stand the idea of flushing or throwing their bodies away, or even burying them in the back yard where an animal could dig them up. Instead, I buried the fish in a flower pot and planted a lovely peace lily plant over his body. Whenever I see the lilies bloom, I think of him.
It's a much nicer thing to keep around and a much less grim way to see death.. it's more like a rebirth when you see the plant bloom and grow.
We have something kinda like that right now. When I was 6/7 my cat got hit by a car, so we burried her in the back yard and my dad bought this really gorgeous plant and we planted it over her. Everytime we moved, we dug the plant up and it came with us. My dad has it over at his house now.