04-10-2010, 07:19 PM #1
Shipping aquatic plants from Canada to the states
What are the regulations on this? Is it even possible?
What sort of protocol will have to be followed?
I have someone willing to send me some starts of plants from their tank,but in Canada so we are both a little clueless.50g hex mixed com,30g parrot,5g ACF,16g bow planted. More to come!
04-12-2010, 05:14 PM #2
It is possible. I tried to find a direct source of information but couldn't. Instead, I found some indirect info.
That's the website of a Canadian company that sells pond plants and supplies. Apparently you need a "phytosanitary certificate" which costs some amount of money. I'm not sure how you'd go about getting one, or if perhaps the standards are more relaxed when it's just one private citizen shipping plants to another, rather than a company doing business across the border.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
10 gallon betta tank: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails