Aquarium Setup • Fish Transportation

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Postby ken31cay » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:08 pm

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Fishy_Cichlid wrote:From time of packing at my friends place to transfer of the fish to my tank is maximum 28 hrs. The actual time the fish will be in the bag is around 25 hours (maximum - 28 hours).

Stick them in bags with added oxygen if you want. 28hrs isnt that long. People ship fish all the time 2-3 day and they arrive just fine. And theyll be fine not eating for 2 days....female fish go almost a month of not eating when theyre holding, 2 days is not a big deal.

Also Id bag each fish individually.


Put them in bags. Have their new aquarium ready when they arrive but don't open the bags until you are ready to put the fish into the aquarium as the ammonia in the water will quickly become toxic as the CO2 escapes from the bag.
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Re: Fish Transportation

Postby DJRansome » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:54 pm

The process you are describing is not unlike shipping fish donations from a vendor to a fish club for an auction.

The fish are shipped overnight by the vendor. The club picks up the fish from the airport next day and it may be another day before the auction. At which time the fish remain in the same bags for another day until they are auctioned off and taken home to their new tanks.
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