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Ivy asked in PetsFish · 1 month ago

I don't think people should flush dead fish down a toilet. Is there just something wrong with my head?

I always bury my fish in the backyard after they pass.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Same here.  I ended up burying my beloved fish in the backyard.  He had a pretty container to go in.  I cringe when people flush their fish down the toilet.  It's the same as your dog or cat... give them a proper burial.  We must have respect for the dead as we do the living.      

  • 4 weeks ago

    I agree with you.

  • 1 month ago

    It’s also very bad if they died from water born parasites or bacteria that you would now being added to the local water system if you flushed. 

  • 1 month ago

    Me personally, I like to put them outside where nature can eat them. Usually within a few hours Birds, cats or insects will get to them. But it all Depends on the size of fish, how it died and if the fish is definitely dead. If it’s dying, I think that’s cruel to flush it before it dies. The fish will suffer more as it goes through the sewer/septic system. 

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    My fish are generally too big to simply flush. Living on a dead end, I bury them in a particular place and in the spring, the local gardener-a friend-know where to go for the best dirt for the flower bed. 

  • 1 month ago

    Its not good for the toilet either.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I get where you are coming from but they are dead so it doesn't matter what happens to them. I am the kind of person that goes above and beyond for my pets but once they are dead they go in the trash. Fish get large tanks, live plants, heaters, filters, regular water changes, quality food, proper stocking, medications when needed etc but when they dead they go right in the trash. If burying your pets is what you need to help you cope and to help you move on then absolutely do that but other people like me move on when the animal passes and don't feel the need to do anything special with the body. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. Everyone processes loss differently and many people cannot even fathom throwing a pet in the trash and that's completely normal and valid but not the only way to do things. 

  • 1 month ago

    everyone does things different

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