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Re: How to ship fish?
We use plastic fish bags instead of cups, the postal service does not always
keep the box upright and water will spill from a cup. We put enough water to
cover the fish and a amount of air 5-10 times the volume of water, kinda the
opposite of what some fish stores do. We do not feed day of shipment,
sometimes tnot he day before. Use heatpacks in winter, have had good success
shipping fish by priority mail in winter, we will not ship when night temps are
below freezing. Open heatpacks partially so only a small amt of air reaches it
to slow the reachtion and hopefully make it last longer. We usually send extra
fish, because 1-we have them and 2 if we lose one or two we wont have to make
Now I do think the Canadians ship in large mugs for annulatus, and use truck
freight to ship bathtubs containing Blue Gularis. They actually put magnets on
the bottom of those cups and the magnetic forces keep them in place, if the
postal service treis to turn them over they flip upright by themselves.
Doug Karpa-Wilson wrote:
> Hey, all,
> 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? Things I've gleaned so far:
> 1) pH below 7 to prevent ammonia poisoning
> 2) no feeding for 3 days before to clear gut.
> Anything else? Thanks in advance!
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Eastwood Elementary School
216 Vinewood St.
Sturgis, Mi 49091
School 616-659-1569 ext 203
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