How do you keep fish alive while transporting?
Simply fill up a strong and clear plastic bag halfway with the tank water and put the fish in it. Be sure to use the aquarium water that your fish has been living in to do this, as it will have the right parameters to keep your fish alive during transportation.
How long can a fish survive in transport?
With that being said, if optimal packing conditions are met, a fish can safely live in its bag for 24 to over 48 hours without suffering any damage. Most freshwater fish will survive overnight and 2-day shipments in a breathing bag or a polythene one that is packed with 1/3 water and 2/3 pure oxygen.
How do you transport fish from one country to another?
Fish are generally transported in containers such as cans of different sizes, pots of ceramic or metal, wooden or metal buckets, vats, barrels, plastic bags, styrofoam boxes, bottles, jugs, animal skins and bamboo sections. In fact, almost any clean, waterproof container may be used.