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Old 17th February 2017, 17:29   #496
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Got a couple of Plecos [Money Money Money! :P]

L204 Pleco and L052 Pleco.

Here's a pic of the L204 that i took today afternoon. The L052 Butterfly Pleco is still hiding under driftwood.
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Need expert advice.. We are relocating from Hyderabad to Chennai this month end by road and need options on how to relocate my fish 2 Oscars and 1 iridescent shark. All 3 are more than 12cm long.

Checked few Aquarium shops and they suggested to pack them in separate gas filled polythene bags which will hold them for a max of 24hrs.
Is this the best method?
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Need expert advice.. We are relocating from Hyderabad to Chennai this month end by road and need options on how to relocate my fish 2 Oscars and 1 iridescent shark. All 3 are more than 12cm long.

Checked few Aquarium shops and they suggested to pack them in separate gas filled polythene bags which will hold them for a max of 24hrs.
Is this the best method?
This is possibly the only way. If you are relocating by road, ensure the oxygen filled bags are placed in a carton. Keep the carton in the boot and ensure it is tightly placed so it does not slide about. If you are driving a hatch or an SUV, do not use the air conditioning - the temperature drop is fatal. If in a sedan, stop every 4 hours or so to check the temperature of the water - the boot can get really hot in the Indian summer. If it is getting too hot, then place the carton inside the cabin and drive without the air con.

At no point do you open the bags themselves. This is critical.
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This is possibly the only way. If you are relocating by road, ensure the oxygen filled bags are placed in a carton. Keep the carton in the boot and ensure it is tightly placed so it does not slide about. If you are driving a hatch or an SUV, do not use the air conditioning - the temperature drop is fatal. If in a sedan, stop every 4 hours or so to check the temperature of the water - the boot can get really hot in the Indian summer. If it is getting too hot, then place the carton inside the cabin and drive without the air con.

At no point do you open the bags themselves. This is critical.
Thanks.. i drive a sedan and will keep these points in mind. How long can they survive in the oxygen filled bags?
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Thanks.. i drive a sedan and will keep these points in mind. How long can they survive in the oxygen filled bags?
How about making use of battery operated air pumps ?
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How about making use of battery operated air pumps ?
Should I then use buckets with lids for transportation rather than polythene bags?
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Properly filled/packed plastic bags are the way to go while transporting fishes. You also have to ensure the bags are not thrown around in the car. Keep them in a carton. Inform the packer the duration of your travel and he will size the bags and fill up oxygen accordingly.

Other options are styrofoam boxes but that would be bulky and hard to obtain.

Buckets are ok only for short distance commutes.
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Properly filled/packed plastic bags are the way to go while transporting fishes. You also have to ensure the bags are not thrown around in the car. Keep them in a carton. Inform the packer the duration of your travel and he will size the bags and fill up oxygen accordingly.

Other options are styrofoam boxes but that would be bulky and hard to obtain.

Buckets are ok only for short distance commutes.
The problem is I am relocating. Packers would pack the Aquarium by Saturday noon. I am planning to leave by Sunday morning and reach destination by the same day night. So all these while the Fish needs to either stay in a bucket with a air pump or in a polythene bag with oxygen filled. Feasible?
Even once I reach the destination, it will take another day to get my aquarium and start freeing the fish.

For now I have bought the 40L blue bucket with lid, planning to get a air pump and get it aerated while on travel. Possible?

Please help on what should I do for this situation.
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Please help on what should I do for this situation.
Whatever you do - hard facts - be prepared to loose some or all the fishes.

In a bucket for 48 hours, then in an aquarium whose water is not primed and cycled. I wish you all the best for smooth transfer.
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Suggest selling the fishes and then taking your time to set up a nice tank in the new place, cycle it and then buy new fishes.

Win for everyone.
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Suggest selling the fishes and then taking your time to set up a nice tank in the new place, cycle it and then buy new fishes.

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Not sure about your coastal area, but down here in Delhi NCR, there is no option to "sell" fishes - not even to known fish sellers. Best approach would be donating them to someone known - or donating them to LFS.
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Oh that sucks. I manage to sell fishes back to my LFS quite regularly but then i guess that could be because i keep buying more than i sell from him

Good luck to dreams.
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Thanks guys.. Will try my best to save them and make sure they reach their aquarium ASAP. Will try all the available options.
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Thanks guys.. Will try my best to save them and make sure they reach their aquarium ASAP. Will try all the available options.

Why don't you leave the fish with a friend or neighbor with a temp setup - maybe a bucket/pump/ filter if possible. Use this time to setup the aquarium and then take them with you

Just think what is best for the fish. Even if donating them means saving their lives. You can always buy new fish.
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I am relocating and hence the issue. I am preparing a aquarium at my destination so that once we reach, the fish can be released.
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