?how Should I Transport Fish?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by pike39, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. pike39

    pike39New MemberMember

    Hi all :) I need some advice! Im relocating to Scotland for a new job, I'll be driving for about 6.5 hours over 350 miles in a day and I have to take all my fish with me! I have a range from...
    Molly's, guppy's, orictocynclus, cherry shrimp, plecs, sharks, kissing gourami, Cory's, tetras , danios, catfish, white cloud mountain minows, they'l be coming from two separate tanks with the hope of getting them settled in my 200 litre juwel,

    So the question is, how am I best to transport them? I am somewhat limited on space but I was thinking of putting them in a plastic box and running a heater/ air stone for 10 minutes every hour off my inverter. I've got plenty of stress coat but want to minimise any damage and stress to them

    My first post here so thanks in advance for any ideas!! 20190712_213001.jpgIMG-20190712-WA0011.jpg20190607_065540.jpg
  2. Benfreshwater

    BenfreshwaterValued MemberMember

    No give me your tank and all your fish. . . Hello pike

    Btw we do know eachother... Don't worry anybody who reads this.. haha
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  3. A201

    A201Well Known MemberMember

    I transport fish in a styrofoam minnow bucket. Considering the time & distance a battery operated pump & air stone would be a plus.
  4. OP

    pike39New MemberMember

    Thanks, I'll see if I can have a look at my lfs for one

    I have no idea who you are sir please refrain from stealing my beloved aquatic friends
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  5. Benfreshwater

    BenfreshwaterValued MemberMember

    They can be your leaving present for me when you've finally moved away!
  6. Drav

    DravValued MemberMember

    For when i transported my fish, i just used 5 gallon plastic buckets from the hardware store. I would have one or two for the fish and plants and use another one or two for the bio media and sand so you wont need to cycle your tanks again. Try to make sure theyre food grade, some plastics are kinda toxic. I think most buckets are made of HDPE which is generally pretty safe.