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aquakid 04-09-2009 04:15 PM

Deceased Fish Disposal Poll
I was just wondering how you guys dispose of your dead fish. Thanks in advance.

willow 04-09-2009 04:18 PM

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.

JingleAllTheWay 04-09-2009 04:25 PM

I put mine in the trash.

Fishin Pole 04-09-2009 05:49 PM

mine end up fertilizing my garden....even after their dead they can still help you out

Mikaila31 04-09-2009 06:01 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:cry:

dramaqueen 04-09-2009 06:08 PM

Mine go down the toilet. Mikaila, I'm so sorry you lost half of your fish:(

Sj45 04-09-2009 06:44 PM

grab a shovel and bury them of course

aquakid 04-09-2009 09:04 PM

A few ways I heard of are: oh and Good ways and bad ways:

Good Ways to dispose of a fish:

Other fishs' food
Biohazard Disposal

Bad Ways to dispose of a fish:

Letting it decompose in the tank
Releasing into lakes or streams

onefish2fish 04-09-2009 09:18 PM

Mikaila31 04-09-2009 10:13 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.....


Originally Posted by dramaqueen (Post 186565)
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 :cry:. 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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