Re: NANFA-L-- Carrying fish -- Christmas surprise native fish

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:07:01 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, Joshua L. Wiegert wrote:

> I wouldn't worry about twice, or even three times that amount.

I've transported fish in bags with daily water changes for a over a week.
Opinions differ, but you want way more air than fish, 10% water is a
figure I have had quoted to me, enough to cover their backs. But that
would depend upon whether the fish still have poop coming out of them or
not. I'd not feed for 2-3 days if I was really worried about it.

Anytime I transport a couple of fish via airlines I usually pack them in
soda bottles, no chance of breakage that way. They also pack quite nicely
in boxes too, but are only suitable for smaller species such as some of
the killifishes etc.

Salt River, Arizona
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