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k19smith 09-27-2011 08:29 PM

Is it possible shipping ?
 
I'm not sure how but is possible to ship 2 12-14" catfish? I have a guy in NY that's wants two catfish that came in a tank I just bought. He also wants 2 pleco's probably about 5-6" I'm thinking of putting them in tupperware and shipping them. Any ideas on this?

ladayen 09-27-2011 08:34 PM

They probably wouldn't survive long in tupperware. You would need some large bags designed specifically for shipping fish. Pack those in a box lined with styrofoam.

In all honesty unless the catfish are something rare.. it's probably not worth it.

k19smith 09-27-2011 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ladayen (Post 843020)
They probably wouldn't survive long in tupperware. You would need some large bags designed specifically for shipping fish. Pack those in a box lined with styrofoam.

In all honesty unless the catfish are something rare.. it's probably not worth it.

Yeah I ship fish all the time just not fish this size. I want and need them gone and the local stores don't have anywhere to put fish this big. I read somewhere online about putting pleco's in tupperware just don't know anyone who's done it.

Mikaila31 09-28-2011 01:14 PM

I can't see the cost being worth it. Your looking at $50 or likely more to ship fish that size. The issue with the pleco is the spins to a bag will not work. Tupperware is likely to leak.
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zof 09-28-2011 03:42 PM

Do yourself a favor and put the fish on your local craigs list no need for shipping then.

k19smith 09-28-2011 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by zof (Post 843826)
Do yourself a favor and put the fish on your local craigs list no need for shipping then.


I did put them on craigslist but I'm in the middle of nowhere in WV people don't even know what cragslist is. :-(

zof 09-28-2011 07:33 PM

Hrmm I see what you mean..... Aquarium fish

k19smith 09-28-2011 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by zof (Post 844125)
Hrmm I see what you mean..... Aquarium fish


I had someone call wanting me to drive them 3hrs so they could put them in a 30g, I was like yeah probably not. I'm actually from a bigger city in NC I really miss craigslist everyone used it, we don't even have a good sale paper. About all we have is a ton of yard sales, the benefits of living in the sticks, it took me 3 months to find 2 tanks.


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