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    Well my Panda Cories from Gunpowder Aquatics just arrived!! They came in excellent condition, although they're quite small so hopefully the don't become food for my microglanis iheringi. Does anyone know why the water they came in is blue? I've only seen Gunpowder Aquatics send their fish in blue water, does anyone know what they've added to make it this color?
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    Sounds like they could be using some type of anti-parasite/anti-bacterial/anti-fungal medicine to ship the fish. If so it could be methylene blue, and I have also seen ich medication containing formalin and malachite green that will turn the water blue.

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    Ahh thank you. I didn't suspect it to be anything harmful I was just curious.
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    Keep in mind i was just speculating! It may be something completely different.

    By the way, I think Methylene Blue can lower ammonia/nitrite toxicity for the fish, so perhaps it is just a protection against potentially long transit times in such a small volume of water, so it would make perfect sense.

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    Still you had good, plausible ideas. The fish weren't long in transit XD they only took 2 days to arrive. Shipped tuesday and arrive today. Fairly quick for the cheap price for their shipping.
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    I agree, it is to help the fish, though I don't know exactly what they add. Many professional fish suppliers now use something to reduce ammonia, prevent stress, control pathogens, or whatever.

    Make sure none of the bag water gets into the aquarium.

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    + 1 to Byrom and wgoldfarb on their observation, Foster & Smith ship their fish the same way. + 1 to Byron's comment "Make sure none of the bag water gets into the aquarium".

    And congrat's on the new fish!!
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    I think I've seen that blue water on the tv show "Tanked". They ship them in it as it slows down their metabolism and deals with any toxins in the water...so it said. Not that I trust the information on that crappy show.
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    I think I've seen that blue water on the tv show "Tanked". They ship them in it as it slows down their metabolism and deals with any toxins in the water...so it said. Not that I trust the information on that crappy show.
    You got that right. A microbiologist friend of mine who has worked all her life in the fish trade gets livid over the inaccurate and misleading advice they give on "Tanked."
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