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I know of this small, family owned pet store that has a lot of healthy fish. As well as a pretty good assortment. A ...
I know of this small, family owned pet store that has a lot of healthy fish. As well as a pretty good assortment. A small problem.... It's 45 minutes away. Is that too far to transport fish before it gets to my tank?
An example of a fish I'm looking at (not sure about getting it yet thought) is a Blue Ram.
+1. I'm actually going to a LFS 45 minutes away from me this Sunday. What I typically do is take a cooler with me. I'll put the bags of fish in the cooler to hold the temperature as steady as possible and it also keeps it dark for them. The temperature issue is more during cold winter months, but I do this year round. The darkness tends to cut down on stress for them during a slightly longer transport. As for the duration though, they'll be just fine Good luck! I'm hoping for some good finds as well.
Honestly, calling first would be your best option. I stop in there everday on my way home from work. Their fish variety is great, awesome actually, but the turnover can be slow sometimes. I haven't pin-pointed the day they receive their new shipment of fish yet, although I think it's thursdays and mondays.
I enjoy their fish selection, they have a small, but pretty decent plant section too.
I would call first and see if they have before you drive over there.