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Moving 2 hours away. HELP with moving fish!
I am moving back to college which is 2 hours away from where I live now. I have my empty tank over in my apartment where I go to school. The local pet store in my college town does not have Bala Sharks so I plan on getting them here the day I leave, then bringing them with me for the car ride over to my apartment. Is this a safe thing to do? I plan on getting 2 Bala Sharks. Also, how might I go about transporting them?
If I were to do it, I'd put the fish in an airtight container like a small rubbermaid or tupperware. Poke 2 small holes in the lid. Thread an air tube in one and use a battery operated airpump. Then use a blanket or anything that would insulate the container. If you can find a styrofoam cooler, just stick the fish in, do the poking and threading, then seal the thing up with tape. Just my 2 cents.
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I agree with k19smith, they will be fine for 2 hours in the bag from the store. You might want to have them place them in seperate bags. The major thing is making sure that they don't go through drastic temp changes. Placing their bags in a cooler will help with this. Many people ship fish evey day in bags, and depending on the method use it can take a couple of days and the fish are fine. When setting them up in the new tank at school just make sure that you take the time to acclimate them to both the water temp that the tank is at, and I would also acclimate them to the water from the tank, since it is possible that it may be slightly different from the water at the fish store.
The problem I see here is.. Apartment, tank, bala shark. When I look at your aquariums it says you have a 29g. This is no where near big enough for a bala shark. Any tank in an aparment is not likely going to be big enough. I would suggest you find other fish. If you click on the shaded names you can see more information.
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