When you lose a longtime favorite fish, do you any ritual or minor ceremony?

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When you lose a longtime favorite fish, do you any ritual or minor ceremony?

Curious about how we all react to a loss


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I'm the desert, so I find a random yucca to bury them. That being said, it's been a few years thankfully!
 

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When I got my tank I thought I guess if nothing else my kids will learn about death. Have 3, 7 and 10 year old daughters. We lost a bunch at first with bad mistakes I shouldn’t have made. But the last one who died was the worst. It’s been a while since I’ve finally learned how to really keep a tank. My 7 year old loved him. Fairy wrasse jumped out when I had lid off for like 5 minutes to do something. We couldn’t find it for 4 days and thought it just died and was eaten by CUC. I found it eventually on the floor. She cried so much. Fish’s name was sushiana. I don’t do anything special with the fish but do talk to my daughter about why it died and what we can do to do better for them.
 
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Will be quite the confusing discovery for a future archaeologist lol
Before saltwater I had a Discus freshwater tank. I believe just about every Discus that died, I buried in a particular spot in my backyard.

I did actually think years ago,

"If in a 1000 years, some archeologist finds Discus remains in Ohio from a fish that's native to the South America Amazon River, he'd be like 'what da freak?'"

Rotfl.... maybe my property will be on The Discovery Channel in the year, 3021.


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Before saltwater I had a Discus freshwater tank. I believe just about every Discus that died, I buried in a particular spot in my backyard.

I did actually think years ago,

"If in a 1000 years, some archeologist finds Discus remains in Ohio from a fish that's native to the South America Amazon River, he'd be like 'what da freak?'"

Rotfl.... maybe my property will be on The Discovery Channel in the year, 3021.


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the scary thing for me is that a snowflake eel in socal just means he took a really far trip which could be plausible lol
 

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So only a few of my fish throughout the years have earned the status of being truly special. Hate to say that, I love all of my fish, but some mean a little bit more to me.

I started with freshwater so my oldest fish are freshwater fish. Sgt. Pepper was my first and oldest fish, a leopard bush fish. He was 16 years old and HUGE and fat when he died. He got a proper burial service, buried in the backyard with a gravestone LOL. I have two other extra special oldies in my FW tanks - Oscar, a maingano cichlid who is 8, and Kumquat, some type of orange tropheus that is also 8. I will probably bury them as well.

In my saltwater tank, my copperband Albert is the love of my life. I’ve only had him 8 months.. but he’s earned that status as well somehow lol
 

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this is reserved for special older fish that are 9-10yrs+

my wife is a vet. In the vet business they make plaster paw prints for the owners. So she will use the plaster and draw a picture of the fish with the fishes name. Then we bury the fish in the backyard.
 
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