Offering and Shipping Common Pleco
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » Offering and Shipping Common Pleco

Offering and Shipping Common Pleco

This is a discussion on Offering and Shipping Common Pleco within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Okay, I'm trying to give away a 9in pleco (PM me if you want 'em) . If I need to ship it, how should ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Reticulated Cory
Reticulated Cory
Bristlenose Pleco
Bristlenose Pleco
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Offering and Shipping Common Pleco
Old 11-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
 
Offering and Shipping Common Pleco

Okay, I'm trying to give away a 9in pleco (PM me if you want 'em). If I need to ship it, how should I? I've been told that the popular Kordon Breather Bags are not an option because the pleco's spines are so sharp.
Oh! It'd take about 2-3 days from here to anywhere in the US to get there, unless the buyer wants to pay A LOT of money.

Last edited by stogucheme; 11-27-2012 at 12:32 AM..
stogucheme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #2
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
i'd post that he's up for grabs in the classifieds section. other than that, i haven't shipped fish yet, so good luck!!
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by djembekah View Post
i'd post that he's up for grabs in the classifieds section. other than that, i haven't shipped fish yet, so good luck!!
Yep, did that. Just wondering once (and if) someone wants him, what to do.
stogucheme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
kordon breather bag, wrapped in a couple layers of newspapers, then a bag around that..

Normal bags cound work, but the bag would have to be 18x18 so it could move around and stay submerged.

I also use "bag buddies" to tranqualise fish.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
 
Oh, so it can withstand the spines? That's good! What size should I get? He's 9in long and ~3in at his widest, without his fins flared.
stogucheme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #6
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Depending on what the temperatures are like in your area, you may also need to add a heat pack. It is below freezing in a lot of places now.
Tazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Well, honestly, I'm not convinced any bag can survive his spines, but every time a poly bag leaks empty, the fish dies. I've recieved fish in empty breather bags anda box full of water, and the fish was fine (for what its worth).

No matter how you mark a box, it will be flipped and rotated in transit. If you have a long fish in a bag thats not big enough, the bag can be flipped so he's out of the water (and in the air portion). Without usung breather bags, the bag needs to be at least 50-75% air. Breather bags can be completely filled with water, even if they do leak.

I strongly advise a styrofoam box. Heat back, I'm not so sure about... Heat backs consume oxygen, and even if you don't go with breather bags, the oxygen in the box will run out and the heat pack will stop working. I think filling the box with good insulation (crumpled up newspaper), then running tapea lo ng the closing edge of the styrofoam to seal it will prevent fast temp changes. Slow temp changes over 72hrs isn't a bad problem.

Last edited by redchigh; 11-27-2012 at 01:14 PM..
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 04:23 AM   #8
 
craigslist. i put mine on there it was 11 inches or so the next day it was gone
rexpepper651 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not a common pleco? ladayen Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 09-02-2011 01:14 AM
common pleco help please Matthew Lee Newell Catfish 2 09-02-2009 11:39 PM


Tags
common pleco, pleco, pm me, sell, selling

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.