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Transporting fish

I live down in Essex but tomorrow I am working in Leeds and plan to pick up a pair of clowns and have a dilemma.

 

How do I best transport them back home and I think I have 2 options -

 

Double bag then individually and place them in a polybox with heat packs and newspaper or

 

Put them in a salt bucket so have more water but less likely to keep them warm

 

About 2 years ago I transported 13 fish from derby but that was during the day and mid-aug so temp was not an issue and all were ok in bags but it will be colder.

 

Thoughts?

 

Paul

 

 

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Hi Paul

You want to also consider oxygen levels as well as these will get used up quicker than your temperature dropping I'm not sure how long the time we talking but if you go with bagging them try to get as big a bags as possible to hold more oxygen with the poly box and heat packs should last you a good few hours if not more.

 

 

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Thanks, but depends on traffic.

I am hoping no more than 4 hours but depends on traffic.

Will take bigger bags and have 1 fish per bag.


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Oxygen would be my concern over heat to. When I used to transport large Koi I would use pure oxygen in a can to inflate the large bag and then put this in a poly box. I have had them like that for 6 hours no problem. But they were cold water. So a heat pack or hot water bottle would help

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Hi Paul
How did you get on with transporting your fish.


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Hi Paul
How did you get on with transporting your fish.


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I did not pick up as I had to stay in London. I could be going next Wed but will see if work plans change.

Thanks for asking though


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Quick update

I collected the fish a couple of weeks ago. Used a salt tube half filled with water and they were ok, which was a relief

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