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|Subject: Use of oxygen when shipping fish Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:43 pm|| |
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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|Subject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:44 pm|| |
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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|Subject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:20 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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|Subject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:29 am|| |
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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|Subject: Re: Use of oxygen when shipping fish Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:05 pm|| |
when I ship I do 1/3 water & 2/3 tanked oxygen