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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Transporting fish short distances

I'm going to a friend's house tomorrow with some plants for his new tank. I will also be bringing a single tiger endler for his tank. How so I should I go about transporting it? I have some bags that fish stores use to bag fish, could I use those? The ride is about 20 minutes long.

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Yeah, use the fish store bags, stick in some plants for cover-comfort and make sure it's at least half air.

20 mins is nothing you could just chuck everything in a 5 gallon bucket (half full to prevent sloshing) and do it that way.
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An ordinary fish store bag will be fine. I also like to put my fish cargo in a dark environment to keep them calm during transit. I usually use a cooler. Make sure to leave some air space in the bag if not using breather bags. Good luck with the transport.
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A shipping bag tucked into a box of most any sort is best. A cooler is great if the temperature might be a question. A bucket and driving is looking to get you both hurt. Picture your fish flopping around in the floor while you go looking for water after the bucket tips over.
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One small fish like that and a 20min drive, just use a bag from the fish store or even a 1qt ziplock if you needed to.

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