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In a message dated 4/29/99 3:51:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> From: Kelly Beard <apistogramma at home_com>
> Subject: Came close to an SAE today
> Was in Iowa City Tuesday and Wednesday for a little business excursion.
> I've made it a point to visit local fish stores when I get done for the
> day. Went to a place that sold pets, feed and seed (gardening stuff).
> Their tanks and general condition of fish were not great. But, in a
> tank I saw fish that I knew where SAEs. Went back to work and went to
> thekrib to confirm. Yep. I asked the guy about buying all (5) of them
> and taking them back with me to Nashville. He assurred me they wouldn't
> make it because they didn't have pure O2 to pump in the bags. So, not
> wanting to kill fish, I opted to not chance it. D*mn. At least I got
> his suppliers phone #. Maybe Nashville will have SAEs yet. >>
I don't claim to know everything about SAE's, however I, like many other
killifish breeders ship fish A LOT. I have had fish in bags (in a styro
box)lost in the mail for up to 21 days- 7 out of 10 lived. I have shipped at
least _several hundreds_ of fish over the last 10 years. With very few losses.
I know SAE's may be a little less hardy than some killies but NEXT TIME BUY
The fish should make it for at least 24-48 hours even without extra o2. I
have purchased fish and carried them home in a carry on bag 2 days after I
purchased them. In fact I'll probably buy fish at the AKA convention next
month and carry them home in a carry on bag.
Good luck next time.
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