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How are large deceased fish disposed of?

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How are large deceased fish disposed of?
Old 08-29-2010, 08:56 AM   #1
 
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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?
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
 
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Bury it in your garden. The fish will decompose and fertilize your plants.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:56 AM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:52 AM   #4
 
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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.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:06 PM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
 
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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
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:13 AM   #7
 
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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
i fainted before the last line
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:19 AM   #8
 
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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.)
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #9
 
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Umm i don't think people will go that far
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:07 PM   #10
 
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If I had an incinerator....
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