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Is this the worst wedding thank you gift? Guests horrified when they're given goldfish in tiny bowls to take home with them

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 5/12/2018 Billie Schwab Dunn For Daily Mail Australia
a close up of a wine glass: According to a woman in a wedding shaming group on Facebook she once received a live fish while at a wedding (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited According to a woman in a wedding shaming group on Facebook she once received a live fish while at a wedding (pictured)

Wedding favours come in many different forms but few have been as unusual - and unwelcome - as one offered to a bewildered guest who has shared the story online.

The woman posted to a wedding shaming group about receiving a live fish at a wedding ten years ago. 

At each table there were tiny bowls containing goldfish which guests were encouraged to take home. 

The person labelled it the 'worst wedding favour' she has ever been given.

What made it even worse was the fact that during the reception people were 'getting their kicks' from feeding the fish food from their plates.

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The kind person who shared the story took home a pair, even though she knew sometimes they don't usually live past two weeks. 

'One of the two was gone a short time later, but the other one kept going,' she wrote.

'After a while, he started to outgrow the tiny bowl, so I bought him a bigger one, along with another goldfish.

'The new goldfish also died within a month, but the original one kept going.'

a fish swimming under water: There were tiny bowls with goldfish at each table and guests were encouraged to take them home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There were tiny bowls with goldfish at each table and guests were encouraged to take them home a group of people standing around a table: The person labelled it the 'worst wedding favour' she has ever been given (stock image) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The person labelled it the 'worst wedding favour' she has ever been given (stock image)

Eventually the fish outgrew the bigger bowl, so she bought a small aquarium and two more goldfish companions.

After about two years the original fish was still alive and still growing.

'I hadn't even wanted a fish to begin with, and I didn't want to keep buying bigger aquariums, so eventually I gave him to a friend that had converted a bathtub into a fish pond. Last I heard, it's still there,' they added.

Commenters were horrified to hear that a bride and groom would give their guests animals as presents. 

a screenshot of a cell phone: Many people commented on the post expressing how awful they thought the decision made by the bride and groom was © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Many people commented on the post expressing how awful they thought the decision made by the bride and groom was a screenshot of a cell phone: One commenter revealed that goldfish can grow to be the same size as a koi while another revealed they're not meant to live in bowls © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One commenter revealed that goldfish can grow to be the same size as a koi while another revealed they're not meant to live in bowls

Some even questioned what the theme was that made the presence of goldfish on the table not seem 'weird'. 

Many commented on the cruelty factor of it and explained that if goldfish are looked after well they can live up to 10 years.

'Giving animals as favours is f---ing awful,' one passionate person commented.

'I'm glad you were a good person and took care of the fish but holy s---, who's just like "ah yes let's have everyone take home something from our wedding that needs to be taken care of, I'm sure this won't end badly for either the fish or the guests!"'

Another person commented explaining that goldfish can grow to be the size of a koi. 

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