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Freddy 08-29-2010 09:56 AM

How are large deceased fish disposed of?
 
I have never had any fish too big to flush once it died. Now, with my 90 gallon, there are a bunch of possibilities of fish that I never had before, including fish too big to flush. When a fish too big to flush dies, what do you do with it?

LisaC144 08-29-2010 10:11 AM

Bury it in your garden. The fish will decompose and fertilize your plants.
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Romad 08-29-2010 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by LisaC144 (Post 458859)
Bury it in your garden. The fish will decompose and fertilize your plants.
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I do this with the small fish as well.

aunt kymmie 08-29-2010 11:52 AM

I do the same. If you don't have a garden, put the dead fish in a ziplock in the freezer and on trash day take it out and plop it in a can.

kitten_penang 08-29-2010 08:06 PM

i prefer the burying.throwing out and arowana or a flowehorn in the rash is asking for bad luck and it's not very respectful to the fish either. if the fish jumped out of the tank maybe you can make it dinner... joking.but seriously there are people who actually eat these fish.

Tapil 08-31-2010 04:41 AM

Cook him and eat him.

Best with some sort of marmalade

Or stick it in your neighbors mail box :3

I guess you could also chuck it in the woods for the ferals to eat :twisted:

kitten_penang 08-31-2010 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Tapil (Post 460576)
Cook him and eat him.

Best with some sort of marmalade

Or stick it in your neighbors mail box :3

I guess you could also chuck it in the woods for the ferals to eat :twisted:

i fainted before the last line :lol:

redchigh 08-31-2010 10:19 AM

I read a book once that warned people to incinerate their fish...

Their argument was about diseases accidentally getting introduced to the water supply (same reason you're not supposed to throw invasive plants like anarchis or hygrophila outside.)

kitten_penang 08-31-2010 02:21 PM

Umm i don't think people will go that far

Mettalikatt 08-31-2010 04:07 PM

If I had an incinerator....


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