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Old 09-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #11
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haha what i usually do is grab a bag from my lfs, they always give them to me for free. a ziplock would be OK, but no way on the grocery bag. might leak
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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haha what i usually do is grab a bag from my lfs, they always give them to me for free. a ziplock would be OK, but no way on the grocery bag. might leak
Yea i was definetly going out on a limb with the grocery bag idea.

I was reading that the package needs to be well insulated.

Besides bagging the fish and plopping him into a box and taping it up, is there anything else i should do to help secure the fish?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #13
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it doesnt need to be insulated this time of year. the temps up here are ok. as well as down there. he will be ok as long as he doesnt get pinched in the bag and there is enough oxygen in the bag. which is why it should be only 1/4 full of water
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:39 PM   #14
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it doesnt need to be insulated this time of year. the temps up here are ok. as well as down there. he will be ok as long as he doesnt get pinched in the bag and there is enough oxygen in the bag. which is why it should be only 1/4 full of water
Would my LFS also have boxes that i could use that would fit the dimensions of the bag so the bag isnt rolling around loosley inside a box?

Or would i just bring in the bagged fish into the ups store and they would securely box it for me?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:43 PM   #15
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any box will work, if the bag doesnt fit, use a different bag or just fill the empty space with rolled up newspaper or something to keep it from rolling around. usps would be cheaper to ship than ups. faster too
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:10 PM   #16
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any box will work, if the bag doesnt fit, use a different bag or just fill the empty space with rolled up newspaper or something to keep it from rolling around. usps would be cheaper to ship than ups. faster too
So i got some bags from my LFS, they actually charged 25 cents/bag

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thats crazy, my lfs has given me atleast 50 bags for free over the time i've been going there. fish looks good!
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Just wanted to say that's a very beautiful fish...cheers
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I know someone selling 1" maingano for $5/each, I could pick some up this Saturday. Shipping that size isn't a problem, but are they too small to mix with your current stock? Shipping in breather bags and Priority Mail shouldn't be more than $10 for up to 6.
I have a number of ruby red peacock juvies available for the same price, but I wouldn't recommend mixing them with your aggressive mbuna.
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Would my LFS also have boxes that i could use that would fit the dimensions of the bag so the bag isnt rolling around loosley inside a box?

Or would i just bring in the bagged fish into the ups store and they would securely box it for me?
Read the article that severum_mama posted here Shipping Fish and Invertebrates
Use newspaper to fill the empty space in the box.
I suggest insulating every shipment, there's no telling what the postal workers are doing with the package. I also use ice packs this time of year, every little bit helps.
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