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post #1 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Deceased Fish Disposal Poll

I was just wondering how you guys dispose of your dead fish. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 05:18 PM
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i wrap mine in a few layers of kitchen towel then put them in the bin.
i'm not sure on the correct way to dispose of them.
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 05:25 PM
I put mine in the trash.
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post #4 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 06:49 PM
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mine end up fertilizing my garden....even after their dead they can still help you out
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 07:01 PM
I usually toss them outside or down the toilet. I ONLY suggest sending them down the toilet if you have a spetic tank.

Sadly I lost half the stock in my 55gal yesterday. Including the pretty fish in my sig

.... I'm probably drunk.

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Mine go down the toilet. Mikaila, I'm so sorry you lost half of your fish:(
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 07:44 PM
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grab a shovel and bury them of course

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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A few ways I heard of are: oh and Good ways and bad ways:

Good Ways to dispose of a fish:

Burrying
Fertilizer
Other fishs' food
Trash
Biohazard Disposal
Burning


Bad Ways to dispose of a fish:

Flushing
Sewers
Letting it decompose in the tank
Releasing into lakes or streams
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-09-2009, 11:13 PM
I agree except if you have a septic tank like I stated above. I don't care what you are sending down there, if it is dead or alive, animal or plant. It's only going to come out dead. If it ever comes out at all.....

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Mine go down the toilet. Mikaila, I'm so sorry you lost half of your fish:(
Yeah I'm still trying to come to grips with it. Biggest fish lose I've ever had, lost 12-14 fish . Not completely sure what happened. I did a lot of work on the tank on tuesday, but nothing extremely drastic. Yesterday I came home to a 2ish ppm nitrite spike and a nightmare. No ammonia present and on top of that its only been 24 hours and nitrite has stopped rising. Its been sitting at .1ppm all day now and I'm guessing will be gone by tomorrow.

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