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What do you do to the tank when a fish dies?

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View Poll Results: What do you do to the tank when you find a fish has died?
I visually check the tank to make sure there are no sick fish, then I go about my day. 28 100.00%
I break the tank down, give it a good cleaning, toss the media and start the cycle all over 0 0%
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What do you do to the tank when a fish dies?
Old 01-27-2014, 10:01 AM   #21
 
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To be completely honest, sometimes I don't even remove the dead fish. Small dead fish are consumed by snails pretty quickly.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #22
 
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What do you do to the tank when a fish dies?

Snails need to eat too
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:51 AM   #23
 
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I remove the dead fish, usually with a swear word or two, especially if it was a favorite, check the others then go about my day. If I'm not feeling lazy I may do a water change.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #24
 
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This is a great poll because many people that I know would drain the tank and sanatize ( if they didn't talk to me first) which would be a huge waste of time and totaly counterproductive. I remove the dead fish, inspect the other fish, change 25% water and add 2x prime just to be sure. I haven't had a fish die for a couple years and last time I did have deaths I knew why- the heater became unplugged overnight.

Draining/ sanatizing the tank would stress the other fish, destroy beneficial bacteria colonies, disrupt water quality...no need to go on.

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:35 PM   #25
 
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i hook them out as quick as possible if i can coz they really pong !!!
like nasty pong ! and if it's been in there a while they squidge when you
go to pick them up and all the squishy insides comes out and that pongs
even worse .
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:32 PM   #26
 
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i hook them out as quick as possible if i can coz they really pong !!!
like nasty pong ! and if it's been in there a while they squidge when you
go to pick them up and all the squishy insides comes out and that pongs
even worse .
I wouldn't even dream of bare hands pick up. Ewwwww..... It's the net or nothing for me.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #27
 
take the fish out, if no bite marks i do a water change and add some melafix and carry on.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:13 PM   #28
 
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I wouldn't even dream of bare hands pick up. Ewwwww..... It's the net or nothing for me.

Then I will not tell you how I handled the last dead fish in my house hahaa
Shhh Jaysee ! Don't tell her lol


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Old 01-29-2014, 07:14 PM   #29
 
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She made her 5 year old daughter bob for it like an apple!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:25 PM   #30
 
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omg!lol. you are mental.
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