(Closed) Thoughts on fish for centerpieces

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 45
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Busy bee

TheGridMonster :  I love these ideas! They are super cute.

Much better than using live animals (!) as a party decoration. That gives me a sad.

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You could buy a bunch of 10-20 gallon tanks with filters and heaters, rent out the venue for two weeks to ensure the tanks have the bare minimum time to cycle before putting fish in, and reduce water vibration by seating people away from the fish tanks and not having loud music. That would be safer for the fish, plus give your guests a setup to take home and keep the fish in afterwards. I don’t know how else would be super ethical in this case.

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I havent read all the replys but do NOT do this… its exceptionally cruel and actually can be illegal under animal protection because yes fish class as pets just like any other, even animals for the food industry need fair living conditions – if caught by the RSPCA (or your countries equivalent) you can be fined, banned from ever owning animals and even put under house arrest (it has happened near where I live and made the papers)

fish need filtered and oxigenised water and depending on the type other specialist requirements (cold water fish often need 20+ litre tank per fish, tropical fish require heaters)

Post # 48
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

Erin Gustafson :   I suggest you close this thread and open a new one if you want more ideas for  carousel/carnival/circus themed decor.

Bees are going to continue to read your first post, and click “reply” without reading that you have already changed your mind.

Post # 49
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

btob17 :  She already decided against the idea. I just suggested that she close the thread as Bees will continue to respond without bothering to read the whole thread.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 babeba :  great advice although two weeks would be cutting it very close really for safety she would need 4 weeks to a months because if she gets a bloom no one would see the fish though the fog

Post # 53
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Newbee

Glad you are not going to use the fish but like pps I cannot fathom how you could even consider having a circus theme if you are concerned about animal welfare. Or consider using a zoo?! The mind boggles. You need to do some more research into zoos and circuses. Animals really suffer and it is unnatural.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Erin Gustafson :  

It’s not that they are going to hate you, it’s just that there is no good way to use fish as decor without harming them. 

Those restaurant set ups you are alluding to? They are like 1000$ and they pay someone to come by once a week and maintain it. If you really want fish, a local fish store can set u up w a big tank and maintaining it….but to do it will be expensive.

I hear your getting a bit defensive in your posts. I’m not trying to be snarky. pet owners in general get a bit mad when someone talks about their pets being disposal decorations. You’d probably feel the same if I talked about starving and stressing out puppies or kitties to use them as decor in a haunted house…so I think a lot of bees here are annoyed you’d even consider the idea.

Post # 56
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Busy bee

partyof2 :  I am usually up for most any idea, but not a living creature, and my first thought was wondering how many floating fish you’ll have at the tables…..also, fish tend to have a Bridesmaid or Best Man any time they want, and not something I would want to look at while I’m eating. That used to happen in a relatives tank all the time and it was where you could see it while eating.

I vote no.

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

FIRST THOUGHTS: poor fish 🙁 

Wouldn’t you hate for your guests first thoughts to be poor little fishy? I say come up with another idea…

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

Please don’t. 

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