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When I had my 8" oscar die a year and half ago, I bury them in the garden in the backyard! At least I'll remember and it's good fertillizer! =)
 

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some people eat their monsters, some bury, and im sure others throw it out in the trash. Probably some people have attempted to flush the fish, i'd love to see the plumbers face when he comes to unclog that toilet
 

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But there's a person on the forum, dun remember the name! You can freeze the fish, give it to him, he can make a whole skeleton model of your fish and preserve it for you! =)
 

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But there's a person on the forum, dun remember the name! You can freeze the fish, give it to him, he can make a whole skeleton model of your fish and preserve it for you! =)
Lol! I think I know who's the person is, and it's also written on his signature that he collects fish skulls.:D
 

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omg how do you do that
please make a thread with pics and details next time you do one?
I did made a tread about this before back at then from the other BCA that crushed. Will start another with all the preserve fish I have.
 

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I did made a tread about this before back at then from the other BCA that crushed. Will start another with all the preserve fish I have.
have you done this with other types of monsters?
like say an aro or a ray?
 

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My female Wallago Leeri in the big tank has eaten a 33" fish and left nothing. I have 12 big catfish in that tank that range from 34" to 58" so most fish that die just disappear.


Sometimes if the fish that died is too large (3' to 5'6") I measure and weigh it then bury it at a friends farm. He uses a small backhoe or tractor to dig a hole and then just covers it. He also has just inserted fish in a large manure pile on occasion.
 

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@Snow - Your fish don't smell if they are sitting in the garbage until garbage day?

@arapaimag - Why do you weight them?

@King-eL - They are like fish mummies, only way better. Wish it could be done with bettas, haha.
 

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@Snow - Your fish don't smell if they are sitting in the garbage until garbage day?

@arapaimag - Why do you weight them?

@King-eL - They are like fish mummies, only way better. Wish it could be done with bettas, haha.
Yes it can be done with bettas. I did it with a 1" feeders goldfish so a 3" betta won't be a problem.
 

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@arapaimag - Why do you weight them?
I keep a record of almost all of my fish purchases, date bought, store, location, price and size. I also record most of their death dates and size. It gives me an indication of growth rate when they do die. I find this better than the information provided by many people on the net or in books that actually have never owned a species they are writing about or in some cases actually never owned a fish to maturity but some how give the parameters and tendencies of their growth, diet and behaviour.

I don't list deaths etc of smaller fish ie. guppies or similar fish that I keep in huge numbers. When buying a shoal of neons etc. I will keep a record of all the purchase info and only list confirmed cases of the last surviving member.

I also weigh/measure larger fish when being caught and transferred to another tank.
 

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Here is a link catching and measuring the length of a live Pterodoras granulosus catfish when moving from my smaller tank to my bigger one. Due to the risk of injury from the shutes we choose not to weigh this one but it was around 20lbs (guestimate).

 
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