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PostSubject: Use of oxygen when shipping fish   Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:43 am

Just trying to get an idea of how you guys have successfully shipped your BNs. My biggest question is; would using 100% oxygen pumped into the bag benefit a BN? I know most aquarium fish can handle it, but labrynth fish can't becasue they gulp the air causing burns. I have witnessed BNs gulping when I had them in a tank with probably too little water flow. Once I added an airstone they stopped. So I am thinking they would only gulp if the O2 was decreased which would be prevented with the oxygen in the bag....

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PostSubject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish   Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:44 am

the use of oxygen for bristlenose is fine. the oxygen causes the water to have more oxygen and therefore they wont gulp.

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PostSubject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish   Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:20 am

I dont ship, but do transport for 6ish hours sometimes. The constant breaking of the surface fom bumps etc on the road, also helps transport the CO2 out & O2 in.

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PostSubject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish   Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:29 pm

I was once a member of a society that stocked the rivers with fish.

From memory we would put "about" 2000 fry into a roughly 50lt plastic bag.

Less than 10% of the bag had water and the remainder was filled with oxygen.

Bagging the fry was a lengthy process. We would then load the cars and drive up to 3 hours to our stocking location. There a team of stockers would be waiting, the fish would be allocated then driven to various locations along a specific waterway and released, sometimes another hour. In all the stockings I was involved in I did not ever see a single fry perish.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish   Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:05 am

when I ship I do 1/3 water & 2/3 tanked oxygen
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