Taylor asked in PetsFish · 3 years ago

Moving to SC from IA. 15 hour drive. How do I transport my fish?

I have two very large oscars. Two very larg plecos. Three catfish. Three angel fish. And a livingstonii cichlid. As of right now my plan is to put them in 5 gallon buckets and hope they make it. Does anyone else have any better ideas?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Not a problem ,, I have done many times till now.. Travelled for 30 HOUR'S IN CAR AND BUS WITH GOLD FISH FULL OF PLASTIC BAG FILL HALF with WATER AND HALF WITH AIR

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Talk to a tropical fish store. It can be done but most people choose to rehome fish locally. That is a very long drive and you would need special tanks, etc. to transport these fish and hope they survive.

  • 3 years ago

    Transport in heavy duty clear plastic bags, half filled with water and filled with air before sealing (like when you buy fish) and put these in an insulated container. (Esky, chilly bin, cooler, ice box etc)

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Seriously consider giving away the fish.

    Moving is hard enough without moving the tank and live fish.

    But yes, it can be done.

    Also take the dirty filter materials in tank water.

    Use large plastic totes, they're often better than buckets and hold more water.

    Use buckets to fill the totes halfway with tank water, do the same at the new location. Use your siphon and you can move water easier than filing the totes and trying to carry them.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    contact some fish stores near you, or online, and ask their advice

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Have a fish fry before you go 🍳🍺

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