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got a mate whos moving houses soon and has like 2-300 fry of different types... eletric blues, electric yellows and blue dolphins.. all at like 1cm.. wonder if they will make the 1hr move... any tips on minimizing stress/keeping them alive? haha

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Temperature is important, use an esky with a 25watt heater suctioned to the side of the esky. If necessary that the fry types be kept separated, float the bags to keep the temperature right

 

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never knew there was a portable heater... i'll let him know.

 

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@Frosty easiest way is to just bag them up and put in styro boxes

if you don't use square bottom bags remember to tape the corners off so nothing get caught there

couple of drops of prime or stressguard  then use O2 if you have it

more important is the new tanks they go into that the filters are cycled and water is close in parameters

 

 

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would it be better to just put them in a bucket rather then bag? and run portable airpump?

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18 hours ago, Link2Hell said:

bag them up and put in styro boxes

 

16 hours ago, Frosty said:

run portable airpump

I have done this, both with and without air and the fish were fine. Done 8hr, 4 hr, and a few 1-2 hr drives.

They might get cold this time of year in the car, I'd just keep the car heater on to help, fill out boxes gaps with newspaper, make sure boxes cannot fall off car seat if you emergency brake!

Afew drops of Prime may be a great idea, especially if you use oxygen, but I don't think 02 be needed unless there are heaps of fish in the bags. one hour is not too long.

The prep. at the destination beforehand is key. Good luck!

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yeah i am aware the procedure of transporting fish. just wondering if theres any tricks for small fry... only 1cm :(

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The only tip I can think of, you are probably aware of also, is to use human passenger/s to hold the little fellas to act as a shock/inertia absorber for the gentlest ride.

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didnt think of that but will definately do it... every little bit helps.. thanks for the advise

 

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For me Oxygen is the biggest issue in transporting fish. If you are traveling an hour then just bag them or bucket them and you'll have no issues. And Like Link says, a couple of drops of prime won't hurt.

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will do. always have prime ready 😄 thanks for the input 

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off they go into a bucket with portable air pump and on my lap the whole way. its been 3 days in new tank and have not lost a single fry 😄 HORRAY

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