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Old 05-13-2014, 09:02 AM   #11
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We're gonna find out today, if ma is willing to go out in the snow. lol Amazon is a no-go, believe I need a license or some such(according to my brother), but apparently ebay will allow it, and I will make ads on here. I've been trying to get things done for a while, but something mushes my plans. If anyone wants some kids, I have solar flare swordtails, some are twinbars, and some mollies ready to go, but please wait until weather clears up. It's probably going to be around $20-$25 altogether, depending how many people want. From what I can tell by a rough estimate on small flat-rate boxes, it's about $5.45 or so, but it may be considered a medium box and that will be $9-$12. lol

I'll be shipping them in small boxes, in a double bag, likely there will be some crystalwort or a stem plant in there, insulated with balled newspaper. That's how I typically get in fish and critters I order in and they usually arrive happy and active. =) Any other suggestions on it though? Like I said, I haven't done it before, I know they need insulation to keep from freezing or frying for that matter, and to keep them from bouncing around, thick balled paper usually works, I also have Carefresh Ultra Ferret Bedding, which is wonderful insulation, soft...kinda like uh...soft bunches of recycled paper/cardboard crossed with cotton to the feel, so I could use that, but it's quite costly stuff. lol I'd be more than willing to do that along with paper(the more the better I think, extra blockage from bouncing should some dolt give them any), what do you guys think?
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:32 PM   #12
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I have shipped alot of corals and plants but not much in the fish department. I know that the kordon breather bags make things much easier when they have long distances to cover and you do not have access to oxygen.Some times you will need heat packs and some times you will need cold packs. You really have to do you weather research prior to shipping.I like to snag styrofoam form the home depot and cut it to fit the boxes I want to ship. Hope this helps as I want some of these bad boys.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #13
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I have no idea where to get breather bags(I also dislike them immensely since you cannot acclimate your fish in them and have to stress them out by either dumping them in another container first after an already sucky, long trip or risking it), but I intend to ship with a bit of live plants in there. The rest though, I like.

I have some for sale already. I have an ad in the classifieds that goes to ebay(since I do not know how to do safe transactions elsewhere) I'll be updating with all the links. =)
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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One place to get Breather Bags is at

I have gotten numerous supplies at Ken's Fish in Taunton, MA and so far he has been fast and reliable. I looked for the Kordon Breather Bags and he has them in different sizes, usually 25 -50 count. He also has the heat packs, Breather bag liner, water tight bags, and rubber bands. Everything for selling fish from people visiting you to shipping. Take a look. I do like the breather bags myself, and you should go to see what says about how they pack fish up for shipping. You might get some good ideas from them, they are very exact about how they pack and ship fish. They have excellent tips on how to prepare for new fish, how to unpack them, and how to acclimate them to the new tank.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #15
You can get shipping supplys from Ken's. The flat rate boxes, shipped 4 this week, received 2 so far, work well and I've had zero problems. Always ship Monday-Tuesday or Saturday to avoid weekend delays. As for breather bags, they work well for some fish but not so well on others. If you use them you have to keep the number of fish down or it is too much for the rate of gas exchange. As for heat packs, they work well, but don't over do it. Heat packs super heat at first, so don't roast the fish. Keep in mind the warmer the water the less oxygen it holds. I wrap the heat pack in newspaper, tape it to the lid and put a thin layer of cardboard between the heat pack and fish bags. Also, always wrap your fish bags in newspaper to sustain the temp.

The big thing is ue good common sense. I've never lost a fish nor had one arrive or get ill. Stuff happens, but thinking it through does help.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:52 PM   #16
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I have decided to sell some of those shortfin yellow-tailed marble mollies. I have put an ad in the classified that goes to an ebay bid link if you guys are interested.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:00 PM   #17
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shortfin yellow-tailed marble mollies: looked for ad but didn't see it. Can you tell me exactly where it is?
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #18
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Here's the link to it. Be sure you read it. They wont all look like those two pretty boys...I have two gorgeous ones, the others, seemingly female, lack much of that color, though they are still very pretty. If you want them to breed though, I suggest doing so with other marble mollies or short-fins like I did, they're quite lovely.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #19
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I've also added in a dark marble or black molly(they often have a bit of silver on them around the tail or face area) to that list. This being because they often like larger groups, and because I don't have that many yellow-tail marbles to sell since I'll be keeping a few to breed. They are lovely! I'm looking into some new males or females, they're a rareity here, but occasionally you can find some. I've only seen two while searching in the last year or so, but I didn't have room for them! =)
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #20
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I finally got a good shot of my creamscle(also called a butterfly molly) mixed with a silver lyretail(he may have been a sailfin, but his sail wasn't as extreme as most). He's a beauty. =) You can see several others as well, but he's the only one I have left of that type. Someone bit his tail. That will probably fall off. =(

You can also see my silver dalmatian is about to pop, as is my silver lyretail. She's the same color but without spots.

This guy is some kind of endlers...not sure of his mix. He's an adult male, less than an inch long, he was born last idea on his mix, wish I knew! He's extremely hard to get shots of. That black around his tail(not damage or rot, it's natural markings...I initially thought it was rot), gives me an idea though, I have a female with a black ring around the tail, but she is solid silver with a green and red tail, a cobra mix. Dad unknown...My best guess is dad was my blue/blonde tuxedo, but he's a full guppy and this kid came out the same size as a male endlers...obviously that means nothing with hybrids, but usually when I get them they're larger than female endlers. =)

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