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Old 03-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #21
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Shipping livestock can be pricey, about 15 bucks from what I understand. I believe you ship them by using a hot pad, don't feed the fish the day before they ship, put them in a (Tupperware?) container, and put a big fat HANDLE WITH CARE on the box. If I were you, I'd sell the fish for 5 or so bucks, and just sell for the cost of shipping.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:01 PM   #22
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Like homedog said don't feed them a day prior to shipping. You put the fish in fish bags when you ship. 2 layers of bags just incase it leaks. You blow into the bag to add air, tie it or rubber band it, put say half a bag buddy or less into the bag. (adds oxygen to the bag) write LIVE ANIMAL on all sides of the box. Use a styrofoam box inside the shipping box. (try to stay with me lol) inside the STYrofoam box, place newspaper crippled up to make it secure for the fish bag. Tape A heat pack to the top of the styrofoam box . Place the fish and it's bag inside , tape everything down. Ship!

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:08 AM   #23
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Like homedog said don't feed them a day prior to shipping. You put the fish in fish bags when you ship. 2 layers of bags just incase it leaks. You blow into the bag to add air, tie it or rubber band it, put say half a bag buddy or less into the bag. (adds oxygen to the bag) write LIVE ANIMAL on all sides of the box. Use a styrofoam box inside the shipping box. (try to stay with me lol) inside the STYrofoam box, place newspaper crippled up to make it secure for the fish bag. Tape A heat pack to the top of the styrofoam box . Place the fish and it's bag inside , tape everything down. Ship!

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #24
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Thanks I'll remember that how many one inch keyholes you think I could put in a bag thanks.
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Depends on how far your shipping, the more fish in a bag, the more ammonia that can build up, so be careful, and always ship overnight for the best results.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:51 PM   #26
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I live in Maryland how for shipping around the east coast. Thanks.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:55 PM   #27
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I'd go with two or three per bag, and just put multiple bags in a bigger box, rather then more fish in one bag.
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Oh I forgot to add, put one fish per bag depending on the size of the fish. Like say danios, 3 or less in a bag. And use some prime which will rid the water of ammonia so if the fish does poop, it won't foul the bag.

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #29
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Thanks for the reply how much do you think a full grown breeding pair would sell for.
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Cant help you there. Never had a keyhole or even a cichlid for that matter.

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Maybe...10-12$ for the pair? Just remember you've got shipping to deal with.
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Do you think the customer should pay for shipping, Dylan your missing out.
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Lol. I'm upgrading to a 50 soon. Its going to have two angelfish and a red tail shark. Thinking about a dwarf gourami there so cool looking. Two of those mini plecos. Forgot there name the ones with the whiskers. And I dont think a cichlid would work out, don't they need brackish?

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And yeah the customer should pay for shipping in my opinion

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #35
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Dylan angelfish are cichlids and half of the types of cichlids come from south- central America and the others come from Africa. So no there not brackish and i think you should get a rainbow shark and you could have a fair amount more fish in there.
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I did not know that. What kind of cichlid do you think I should get?

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Angelfish are cichlids but you could get a blood parrot or two there really cute here's a pic. Thanks
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Haha. I like those!

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Ya, cichlids are NOT brackish lol. Have you looked at rams? And I second the rainbow shark rather then the red tail. Also, the mini pleco with the whiskers is the bristlenose pleco.
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