will it be ok to ship using priority?

  1. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    im shipping a blood parrot to someone on the forum and i was just wondering if it'd be ok in priority? i plan on using a large flat rate box with styrofoam insulation. what size bags should i use and should i use kordon breather bags?
     
  2. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    I just recently used priority mail and the recipient said all arrived in good condition and were acclimating nicely. I did not use a breather bag but did use a large bag with a smaller amount of water and lots of O2 (It was actually less water than I would have liked to have had in the bag but the LFS was nice enough to pack it for shipment for me with O2 so I wasn't going to argue)
     
  3. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    It usually takes 2-3 days I know a lot of people that do it idk how the results are
     
  4. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    i've shipped priority a lot, im just worried about shipping something of this size.
     
  5. s

    snapper Well Known Member Member

    When I got my goldfish, they came via FedEx 2 day. They were fine, and there wasn't even any ammonia in the bag. There were two 5-6" goldfish together in one bag, so not sure how big your parrot is. They were fasted before being shipped.
     
  6. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    how big of a big did they use snapper? if you know.
     
  7. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    Size of the fish?
     
  8. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    about 5 inches
     
  9. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    I would use a sealable plastic container rather than a bag, anything food safe would work.
    I have even used thermoses in the past.
     
  10. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    i have never heard of using a plastic container. would that not leak? it could also crack.
     
  11. s

    snapper Well Known Member Member

    It was a big bag, probably 18 inches by 36 inches. About a third full of water, filled with oxygen, then sealed and put in another bag. Then that was put inside a styrofoam box, inside a cardboard box.
     
  12. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    If packed correctly, you have less of a chance of it cracking than you do of having the fish poke a hole in a bag.

    Over the years, I have sent out dozens of large fish this way.
     
  13. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    how much was the shipping?

    what kind of container would you use in a large priority box? and howd you get air in?
     
  14. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    I will get a picture of what I use up here tomorrow.
    Air is there from sealing the container.

    How far is this package going?
     
  15. s

    snapper Well Known Member Member

    $45. But it was Fed Ex not USPS.
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    from west tennessee to ohio
     
  17. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    You are probably looking at 2 days then.