View Full Version : Shipping Fish

11-03-2008, 08:53 PM
I have a friend that is wanting to get rid of some larger fish. She has an Oscar, a Pleco and some Cichlids. Most of them are 8 inches and bigger. What is the best way to ship larger fish? What do they need to put in the water to make sure they survive the trip? How much water in the bag? Anything else needed for them to survive the trip?

11-03-2008, 10:29 PM
You'll need a large styrofoam cooler, and go to your local fish store and ask for breather bags of a size to hold one of those fish per bag. They can probably help you all the way around with packing and shipping, but overnight shipping costs will be a bear, so be warned. Your LFS should know all about shipping fish, since they get fish shipped overnight to them every week.


11-03-2008, 11:40 PM
not worth the cost of shipping

11-04-2008, 05:14 AM
with the weather getting colder now you will need to add a few hand warmers to help keep them warm on there trip

11-04-2008, 05:21 AM
shipping might not be too bad depending how you go about it, i get corals shipped in a 24"x24"x18" styrofoam box for $20 by greyhound bus and its a 3 hour total trip

just get a large styrofoam box with lid, fill it with foam peanuts, heat packs or cold packs if necessary, and place the fish in appropriate size breather bags and youre set

11-04-2008, 06:19 PM
Ok thanks Cocoa.