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post #1 of 8 Old 07-30-2014, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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How to ship? (To DC area)

Soooo boyfriend and I will be moving possibly to DC after August 5th if we're lucky. We're hoping to find someone in StL that can house our fish before then, but it's not looking good. I'm hoping that I can at least find a temp place that can house them then ship them to us and I have no idea how to ship fish. Especially a rainbow shark. (We wouldn't have gotten the shark if we knew what kind of job we were getting in the next month, but you know how life goes.)

So I'm needing some help with how to ship a guppy, java loaches, a few glofish, a rainbow shark, and potentially a betta and single veiltail cherry barb. I may be able to bag the latter two and take them on a plane, but as it's DC, it's doubtful. Unless someone can house them for about four months for me while we do that job and see where we go next, anyway. I would prefer to have all go to the same household, or at least neighbors.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-30-2014, 11:38 AM
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=35196

The same goes for the other fish just get different sized bags. In this weather you don't need heat packs, just stuff the box with newspaper or paper towel to insulate (I don't even use the styrofoam but just stuff with newspaper instead to make a nice padding).

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-30-2014, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, thanks for the link!!

... now i just need to figure out how to get them and myself there xD I'll have to do a fish-in cycle unless I can find someone to house them for me temporarily x_x anyone have advice on that front? :(

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-30-2014, 03:14 PM
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Yeah, or if you can possibly keep a small tank like a 1-2 gallon and keep a filter going with all your media in it with the Betta fish, you should be able to keep up your cycle for when you go back :)

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-06-2014, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Okay then. Apparently we are gking to the miami area. It'll be about a day and a half, two day trip. Would it be safe for me to just bag everyone since it'd take about the same for them to get shipped? Or am I thinking terribly?

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-06-2014, 05:58 PM
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Yeah that'd be fine, if you do bag them then keep them in a dark container that is insulated so the fish are calm :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-06-2014, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome o.o I will definitely do this. Do you know if I could get some well-oxygenated water from PetCo for the trip?

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-06-2014, 06:33 PM
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Just use your regular water, you don't need anything fancy.

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