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NickFish
02-01-2008, 12:13 AM
How exactly do you bring a arowana home?
At the petstore I work at there is a 2' arowana and if anybody ever asks to buy him I'll have no clue what to do. With the larger flowerhorns and green terrors, and raphaels we just put them in a big bag, but I quick look around and I can't find a bag big enough for a 2' arro.....unless its hidden somewhere.

So how exactly DO you bring these monsters home? And how am I supposed to net these things? Another thing they forgot to tell me in training, alot of this job is just learn by doing lol.

cocoa_pleco
02-01-2008, 12:15 AM
most LFS have a big bag. when i got my 9" RD from aquagiant yesterday they bagged him in a huge bag

when i used to breed oscars i bought fullgrown ones and just brought my own bucket to put them in

goleafs
02-01-2008, 12:15 AM
Double-bagged garbage bag maybe? And as for catching it will take you a verrrry long time and whoevers buying it should understand.

NickFish
02-01-2008, 12:25 AM
lol ya if I were buying a $1000+ fish I wouldn't mind if it took awhile, I'd probably insist on doing it myself actually.

We just got this nice bluish-green asian arowana in. Very nice fish, and a steal at only $2000 lol! I'd hate to have it flop outta the net. I'll ask the dept. manager if we have any really big containers.

goleafs
02-01-2008, 12:27 AM
Wow at the fishstore I go to theres a super red aro for $79.99.

NickFish
02-01-2008, 01:17 AM
What!! What grade of quality is it? 3 or 4?

We have a first grade super red for $2500!!

Ty
02-01-2008, 01:25 AM
I woudl say a fishing landing net, which is specifically made for landing fish, and a large rubbermaid container, that has been cleaned very wekk, and a cart to move the container on.

jbeining75
02-01-2008, 01:52 AM
Double-bagged garbage bag maybe? And as for catching it will take you a verrrry long time and whoevers buying it should understand.

When I left Hawaii this is how I took my two 13 inch oscars to the petstore. The petstore trying to take them out was maybe the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. The cardboard box they were in broke. Half a bag of water went all over the owners pants and shoes and after about 10 minutes of wrestling they finally got the two out......

squirt_12
02-01-2008, 03:10 AM
with my 8" pleco that i took to my LFS i had to catch it with a plastic container and use a container to take it to the LFS.


Yeah i bet they will either use a HUGE bag or a big container.

NickFish
02-01-2008, 03:23 AM
I get how to do flowerhorns and oscars and the larger cichlids but a 30" or more arowana is a whole different story! I'll ask around see what we do. And I'll let you guys know!

jbeining75
02-01-2008, 03:27 AM
Get a kid to dangle his finger in the tank. that'll get em out lol. No I'm just kidding that would be cruel.................to the fish lol.....

KcEE
02-01-2008, 03:45 AM
Never use a net to catch Arowanas. Never. It will damage it's scales and fins.

cocoa_pleco
02-01-2008, 03:51 AM
im sure if someone ever bought it petsmart would have a spare bucket in the back, whenever i buy over 10lbs of live rock the store puts it in a bucket that i can have

YaYgoldFish
02-01-2008, 03:55 AM
Wait..FREE bucket?!?

cocoa_pleco
02-01-2008, 03:59 AM
yeah, just a regular 5g waterchange bucket

Ty
02-01-2008, 04:02 AM
dang, I would buy it 11 lbs at a time.

cocoa_pleco
02-01-2008, 04:03 AM
and i bought 60lbs at once and 10lbs on different occasions so i have like 20 buckets

Ty
02-01-2008, 04:16 AM
thats one thing having a fish tank has taught me, you NEVER have enough buckets.

NickFish
02-01-2008, 09:39 AM
im sure if someone ever bought it petsmart would have a spare bucket in the back, whenever i buy over 10lbs of live rock the store puts it in a bucket that i can haveYa that's what they gave me too. Except I bought 80 pounds at a time once. I got quite a few buckets now.
I have 14 from them total.

Becikeja
02-16-2008, 01:23 PM
I know we are way off subject here, but the best place to get buckets is at a construction site, when they are drywalling. They're everywhere and greatful if you hall them off. Now you do have to clean them well before you can use them. But the price is definately right

donvichu
05-20-2008, 01:53 PM
Get a kid to dangle his finger in the tank. that'll get em out lol. No I'm just kidding that would be cruel.................to the fish lol.....

Generally when treating a big arowana for disease they give some kind of anesthetic and wrap it in a wet towel and put it in a bucket with a thin layer of water in it,Forget it its too much work

cocoa_pleco
05-20-2008, 02:06 PM
old thread. lol

sailor
05-20-2008, 02:17 PM
When I was working at a petsore in the mid 80's we used big coolers for the customers to bring the XL fish home. We just charged them a big deposit on them.