RE: NANFA-L-- fish transportation

Irate Mormon (
Sat, 12 Aug 2006 22:44:39 -0500

Here's another one to add to the mix: The large bags work well - these
are the bags that are usually used to line tropical fish shipping boxes.
If you find out what day your local PetsMart/fish store gets their
shipment, they will give you all you want, including the boxes.

Also, I never fill my coolers more than about 1/3 full, in order to keep
water from sloshing out and perhaps taking fishes with it. The fishes
do tolerate the sloshing quite well. I use Styrofoam shipping boxes
(thick ones, not the fish store kind) instead of plastic coolers - they
insulate better, which is a necessity when transporting stream fishes in
90+ degree Mississippi weather. Vets usually have plenty of these. I'm
sure your biology department has a few lying around.

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