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Old 06-26-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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We have a 20 gallon fish tank . We are moving in a few weeks. We would just give the fish to someone else we only at this point have 3-4 but the last time we bought fish at Walmart we got snails. There are so little when they start that someone told me this happened to them. So I don't want to give the fish away and I don't know how to transport them for a 13 hour move.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:18 AM
 
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wow this reminds me of how i transported my dear fish TIGER. he was a feeder fish i kept and he ended up lasting 6 long years. he was my baby. When i just started highschool our family made a move from littleton colorado to the bay area, california and i got a cheapo plastic goldfish bowl and a battery powered air pump and along the 3 day move across the mountains and deserts he made it. then we got set up in a temporary home and i put him in a 20 gallon and then moved him a gain sloshing around in the 20 gallon 1/8 full to our first house and after a year there we moved again to the first house we owned and he died in my junior year of highschool of ich.

sorry about the rant, to me he wasn't just a fish ,he was my companion through all the moving around at that time in my life . He started out as a science experement of how the heart rate of a fish will rise as it is plunged into hot water then cold water. At that age i had no idea that that was harmfull to a fish. Finally I figured out after doing this to him once that he didn't look so hot and i developed a heart for him and scooped him out with my hand in attempt to rescue him from the cold ice water, he fell on the carpetted floor and i freaked out trying to pick him up without hurting him ( he was slippery) and placed him into a bowl of water for then. I got on my computer and found out what i need to get for him to live a healthy long life and before you know it i was buying a fish tank, fish food, filter and bubbler for him. I also ended up failing my science project because i thought the experement was cruel.


sorry for the rant again but if you get a bubbler and a small bowl and keep the water fresh and juggle it in your hand you should be fine. It wont be relaxing but at least you can keep the little guys.

good luck!
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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Temperature and oxygen exchange are the main things to be concerned about. The battery operated air pump is a good idea, though a bucket with a lid would probably be better than a goldfish bowl. If you take the fish into a decent pet store, then most will bag them for you and add oxygen to the bag.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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sorry that i didn't clarify. i had a plastic fish bowl and it wasn't that big. i had a feeder fish and he was as tough as nails
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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get some oxygen Tablets and a large bag would probably be best bet and if could use a styrofoam cooler just big enough so temp stays about same when traveling.
Good luck with your move.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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get some oxygen Tablets and a large bag would probably be best bet and if could use a styrofoam cooler just big enough so temp stays about same when traveling.
Good luck with your move.
thats a really good idea. the cooler. Not meant to highjack but there is such a thing as O2 tablets? thats really cool
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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The important thing to remeber is to take the tank water with you. When you get to your destination, set up with the old tank water and do 20% water changes weekly to get the fish acclimated to the new water.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Yes there is O2 tabs just google will find it.
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