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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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I put in a little prime or amquel+, but kordon also makes these "bag buddies" tablets that provide a slime coat and get rid of ammonia and such too. That's about it really.
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How many breatherbags do you need? I can send you some so you don't have to buy a ton.
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I counted at least 11 colored males, more females than that, and a ton of fry. lol. That need new homes that is. I only kept 5 males, 8 females and 3 fry.
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ok, Where do I buy these bags?
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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.
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I also heard that you might not want to feed them the day before you ship them but I'm unsure about that, but I could be wrong. Can someone confirm this?
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I also heard that you might not want to feed them the day before you ship them but I'm unsure about that, but I could be wrong. Can someone confirm this?
More like two days. This will clean out their system, and keep them from fouling the water which they are shipped in.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 02:17 PM
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Even with an ice pack it could be too hot in some areas to ship safely right now unless you ship overnight.
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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.
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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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