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Re: How to ship fish?
In a message dated 4/3/00 7:31:22 AM EST, dkarpawi at indiana_edu writes:
<< A discussion has come up on rec.aquaria.freshwater about how to ship fish
and the only input we've had has been from wholesalers who use
tranquilizers and airfreight. How do people ship killies? Is it as simple
as having a cup of water with the fish and some air all in a styrofoam box
with a heat/cold pack? >>
Most of the AKA ship only during the warmer months April through October by
Priority Mail and do not use a heat pack.
<< 1) pH below 7 to prevent ammonia poisoning
<<2) no feeding for 3 days before to clear gut.
No feeding for a day before shipping seems to be good enough and use tank
water which the fish are already in
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