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Old 05-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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How Are Fish Shipped?

I hear of folks ordering fish to be shipped to their homes. How is this done? I am paranoid having the fish in bags for a 20 minute ride home from the LFS. How in the world can they be shipped from far away places and survive?
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How do you think they get from the farm or the lakes/rivers/oceans to the LFS?
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Here's a great article a member on here wrote about shipping fish. Her and her Husband sell fish and I've never had a problem getting them shipped to me.

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How do you think they get from the farm or the lakes/rivers/oceans to the LFS?
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Fascinating... Just simple Priority Mail! I would think that they would starve themselves of dissolved oxygen in 1/2 a day, even if oxygen gas were pumped into the bag prior to tying them up.

Well, I might just try that sometime. My LFSes have a weak selection of African Cichlids.
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The key is to use a lot of air. It's a bit trickier shipping larger fish as they need more water volume and air. Breather bags are nice also but not for anything with remotely sharp fins.
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Wasn't asking... was pointing out that fish have to be shipped to LFS... So, it's not a death trap or really a bad thing at all.
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