I have some tiger endlers that I'm going to thin out. I have a styrofoam cooler type thing that I received killifish in. I have a cold pack, but need to get kordon breather bags. What else do I need? And what should I put in with the fish to better insure their live arrival?
Thank you! And would you suggest using the jungle bag buddies? I want to make sure when I ship them, they have the best possible chance of making it alive. Specially since it will be my first time shipping anything live.
when i ship shrimp, i put them in breather bags with moss..... and fill the box TIGHT with shredded newspaper... it gives the bags padding and acts like insulation from hot/cold. they were shipped to triple degree locations and were fine.
If you have the ability to adjust your water parameters (lower KH) I ship in 1.5 to 2dKH.
(GH doesn't matter in this)
I keep the pH neutral and it helps with ammonia issues. 24hr purge is a minimum on smaller fish as already mentioned. 48hr can stress small ones but is a good idea on medium and larger fish. At tropical temps fish metabolize food pretty quickly. Purging 2" LFBN 24hrs has worked well for me at temps of 80+
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