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Old 07-01-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Transporting Fishes

Just wondering how folks like to package their fish for transport. I've got some glowlights that need a new home...soon.

I was figuring to just use a ziplock. Tough plactic, good seal. Any other ideas?
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How long of a trip are you looking at?
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yes, how long's the trip and how big are the fish? I have LARGE fish and i used big rubbermaid tubs from walmart!!!!
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Nothing is big, if I get rid of my biggest fish, that's only 1.5 inches...


And my longest trip even in really bad traffic would only be one hour tops.
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As a rule for the Calgary Aquarium Society, no fish is allowed at auction in any bag other than a standard plastic bag found at the LFS. At first, I thought it was odd, but after helping out at a few auctions, I realized that was a very important rule. I strongly recommend a bag from the LFS and a rubber band to seal it for small fish transport.
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What's the reasoning behind that? If it took a little bit for you to figure out why, perhaps you could enlighten the rest of us?
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The plastic is stronger and also no seams on the sides to split. Also the bottom seam is stronger.
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Fish bags are taller and narrower, too, so more air is easier to get in the bag in proportion to the proper amount of water.
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A one hour trip with fish is no problem. I've made two seperate trips at 2 hours each with fish and no problems.

Just keep them out of direct sunlight. I put mine in one of those cheap styrofoam coolers, in a fish bag of course. Just ask your LFS for one or two. I'm sure they wouldn't mind.
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I'm going to be moving a 30gal, a 29gal, 2x10gals, a 5.5gal, and a 7gal Minibow in a coupe of weeks. 8O

I'm dreading that move.....but at least I will finally have the space to set up my 55gal malawi cichlid tank.
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