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Old 09-09-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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Fish transporting

Just wondering, how long can a fish live unharmed in a plastic bag?

ie. how long can the journey back from the LFS be to your house? And, should music be kept off etc.?
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My friend and I have had fish in the bags for three hours, they didn't mind the music. I wouldn't do that with fish that are less hardy though!
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What fish was it?
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Considering they survive overnight or longer deliveries from mail order shops, I think a trip home from an LFS would be fine. Just make sure it doesn't get too hot or cold.
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I'm just thinking about the 1hr journey from Oasis Atari :P

If I keep the heating at a good level I guess that'd be ok then!
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Your fish will be fine for an hour. Make sure you capture a lot of air in the bag and double bag for security. Good luck...Lando
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Be careful with the heating.. too warm and the water won't be able to hold oxygen. The weather is perfect these days anyway..
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A "comfortable" but not "warm" temp then?
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What's the temp outside there? Maybe no heat or cooling in the car is needed.
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Considering they survive overnight or longer deliveries from mail order shops,
I think most mail order shops fill the bag with pure oxygen to ship.

When I was in college, we used to get our SW fish from a Fish Store that was 2 hours away. They used to put pure oxygen in the bag for us. If I remember correctly (this was 8 years ago), the owner told us that he would not leave the fish in the bag for more than about 2 hrs with just air in the bag. HTH
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