Fishbowl Centerpieces

posted 6 years ago in Table décor
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Love your idea! The nets are a great touch! Just FYI, we had beta fish in pretty vases on our cake table during the reception. We also had 2 glass fish for our cake topper :). After setting them up at the reception hall that morning, one fish jumped out and sadly died before it even started- this fish was replaced by my coordinator. The other fish died at the beginning of the reception and the remaining one survived only 24 hours afterwards. Now get this, we had these fish for 2 weeks prior to the wedding, (I have a fair amount of fish experience -I have a BS in Biology and am trained to be a zookeeper) and they traveled by car 1500 miles to the place we had our wedding, hung out in a hotel for several days and then just decieded to die during the wedding! I took ULTRA special care of these little guys, brought my water conditioner, adjusted the temp slowly on the day of, I personally set these fish up, treated them like kings and they still died! The only thing I can think of is that the water at the venue had some sort of chemical/different chlorine than the rest of the entire city! or perhaps it was well water and again, a chemical change was too much for them.  I have no idea what really happend and frankly we were pretty disappointed! Sooooo…. in leiu of this experience I would recommend bringing filtered gallons of water to your venue, allow them to come to room temp and still use a water conditioner as directed on the bottle. You may house the fish in the same type of water you are going to bring several days before the wedding as well, so you know for sure that they can handle that particular type of water. You do not want all of your centerpieces floating! Happy planning! 😉

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