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I am about to ship a fish for the first time and I was wondering what is the best way to do this in order to ensure survival. I am shipping a Trinidad pleco. I have breather bags and heat packs on the way for the fish. What else should I include in the package to reduce shock? How should I pack? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My plan was to put the pleco in a plastic container with holes drilled everywhere in it and weighted down by some substrate. Then sink the container in breather bags.
 

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I dunno, I think you could throw a pleco in a cardboard box and ship him. The water part is optional...I had one live at least two to three hours on my living room floor once... It wouldn't be nice and I'm not serious but I bet they'd survive!
 

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OK, the breather bags I received were too small and when I tried to bag the fellow it just wasn't working. I am wondering if I can cut one of the breather bags and? then tape it over a plastic container? Would this still allow for the transfer of oxygen to and from the fish?
 
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