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Old 01-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Cool New fish need help

Me and my cousin are trading fish and I have ???
Should I put the fish in a bag Or a container of some sort
The trip is an hour away
I'm am getting 2 Corey cats,zebra danio, and a dwarf gourami
Do you think the fish will make it and do you have tips on how to help the survive
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:48 AM   #2
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just get one of the bags the fish shops put them in, fill it up with tank water that the fish you are getting are in to about half way. Put a couple of elastic bands round the top to stop water leaking out and they should be fine for a couple fo hours.

This is only from what i have experianced myself
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:22 AM   #3
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and put the see through bag they give you in a non see through bag to minimise stress
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
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I recently moved a ridiculous number of fish to a place that is over an hour from where I previously was. I didn't loose a single one of my fish during the drive. What you want to do is double bag them and stick them in a cooler right before you leave. Bagging my fish took me over an hour because I had to bag 24 full grown fish plus 16 guppy fry. Fish are more resilient than you'd expect. Don't feed your fish for two days before the move and maybe add a heat pack if you live in a place with colder wether. I promise they will be fine. You can get bags and rubber bands from fish stores. Just ask and they will provide you with some for a small fee...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #5
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oh, and make sure your bags are about 1/3 water and 2/3 oxygen
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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thanks guys very much for your help
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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this last time i moved it was last February.....more than 1000 fish and 75 tanks running.....i bagged them and put them in styros...didn't lose any fish or shrimp....
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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