How to transport aquarium fish
The problem the carriage of fish long distance faced by many aquarists. Short trips fish mostly stand normally – if you just bought them, and bringing home, you can be calm. In a jar or a well-tied plastic bag for an hour or two with your Pets, nothing will happen.
Well, if you change your place of residence, and you have far? Here too it is worth considering. Best of all, in order to transport use a regular plastic bag. Ideally - if it is made of dense material, then it will be difficult to damage or tear it. The volume of the package for transporting fish over long distances - the more, the better, especially if you will be a long time on the road. / p\u003e
Fish from one aquarium pour water from it, only do it in advance, when the water is clean without any small particles. It is possible on the eve of the packing of fish to make a partial replacement of water or fill the containers with 2/3 water from the aquarium in which the fish were kept and 1/3 with fresh water. The less fish you have in the package, the easier it is to transport them. To avoid injury, it is better to transport separately the fry and the adult fish. You can calculate as follows: for 1 liter of water 5-7 fish 2 cm long. / P\u003e
If there is a need in one package to carry a large number of fry, without the injection of oxygen is not enough. Rwe recommend to use two packages, one needs to be nested within another in case if one of them is leaking. The corners of the packages should be dressed – with the help of elastic or just tie a knot. If you do not, fish, especially small ones, can get stuck in the corner, to suffocate or to be crushed. Some stores use special packages with rounded corners, which are designed for carrying fish./p>
Often fish die in the move because of water pollution and lack of oxygen in it. The volume of air space in a package with aquarium fish should at least double the volume of water. If you buy fish in a pet store, and you have a long journey, ask for packages to be filled with oxygen. In some shops you will be asked if you are going to go far and will do everything yourself. / p\u003e
Fish can be Packed in plastic containers with lids or in plastic jars. Rigid containers, compared with packages much easier. First, it is unlikely fish will be able to pierce them with their spines or cause other damage. Secondly, they have no corners, which can get fish. Thirdly, during the trip you can remove the cover and let in fresh air. Fourth, these containers are much easier to open to release the fish into their new home. /p>
Fish do not feed during the day before moving. When moving, the ideal option is a darkened container. In the dark, the fish are less frightened and behave themselves calmly. And even better to transport them in a thermoset. It is not only dark, but it is also possible to maintain a comfortable temperature, both in winter - with the help of heaters, and in the summer heat. / p\u003e
The new place does not release the fish immediately into the aquarium. It is necessary that the water temperature in the package is the same as in the aquarium. To achieve this, put the package straight in the aquarium without undoing it. The water in the aquarium should be a permanent and livable aquarium fish. When the temperatures are equal, untie the bag and add a small amount of water from the aquarium into the bag. This procedure should be repeated several times until the water from the aquarium will not make up most of the water that was in the package. In this case it is necessary to observe the condition of their pets. If everything went well, then they can be released into the aquarium.