Question Bringing Live Tropical Fish From Other States/countries

ArthurTheAquarist

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Hello!

I live in Texas, and this summer, I am going to be visiting Seattle, and will plan on stopping by the Aquarium Co-Op, and may buy some fish. What is the policy for bringing live fish from other states? I understand that all airlines will have different policies, and I was wondering which airlines, are the most fish-friendly. I doubt that you can bring live tropical fish from overseas, but is it possible?

Thanks!
Arthur C.
 

Pat93

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I believe you would just have to live animal ship it to yourself.

Or buy a usb airpump and drive straight back lol
Setup a cartank with a sponge filter and drive straight back lol

One of the reasons aquarium co-op doesn’t ship live fish is it’s a real pain in the butt

I don’t think you could safely transport him on a plane. I carried my dog in a satchel with me while flying and a stewardess tried to literally cram my dog under a seat. I could only imagine what your or fish would go through even marked as live animal luggage, and you couldn’t bring him on the plane, well you could but you can’t bring the water that the fish is in lol

I’ve looked into doing exactly the same from Colorado. Because I want some aquarium co-op fish real bad, I’d go buy like every type of puffer he has besides the Mbu, I just want to feed Murphy!!!!!
Hopefully others have better ideas
 

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I take it back! I guess things have changed a lot.

Definitely don’t buy something like Prime though, doubt theyd allow that
 

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I still don’t think I’d be comfortable doing it. I brought my dog on with a live animal tag and it was given almost no regaurd as far as care from the stewardess as she shoved poor Layla under a seat.(they have to fit under the seat and my dog does but the lady didn’t need to stuff her in like she was putting on a pillow case imo lol) I’m sure different airlines will give you different experiences though and I can’t remember which I had my experience on or I would share, so goodluck!
 
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ArthurTheAquarist

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Thanks everyone. I probably wouldn't bring a live fish with me, as it would probably be stressful. That and also, I dont know how much the altitude would affect the fish.
 
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