Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Shipping Live Fish

    Discussion in 'MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell' started by Oddball, Jan 22, 2007.

    1. Aqua Sanctuary

      Aqua Sanctuary Feeder Fish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Oct 22, 2007
      Messages:
      1,189
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      The Internet
      Last Seen:
      Nov 9, 2010
      I am not afraid to ship on my own now.. but I am wondering where to get heat packs..
       
    2. Behemoth

      Behemoth Feeder Fish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Nov 1, 2007
      Messages:
      541
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Arkansas
      Last Seen:
      Jul 26, 2012
      Jeff Rapps advised against me setting up a drip for my last shipment. He stated that often times the drip is to slow and the water is depleted of oxygen. So the fish actually die waiting to get them into the tank.

      He advised if the temperature between the bag and the aquarium is similar-simply get the fish in the water as soon as possible.

      I floated my bags for 30 minutes to ensure the temperature was comparable. Made sure the room lights were dim and the aquarium lights were out. When the fish were released they settled in and have been fine.
       
    3. Justin94565

      Justin94565 Feeder Fish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Jan 4, 2008
      Messages:
      678
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Northern California
      Last Seen:
      Oct 2, 2009
      Great information Oddball, and I believe thats all you have :)
       
    4. 6floord

      6floord Gambusia

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2008
      Messages:
      86
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      Location:
      Manila
      Last Seen:
      Jun 30, 2016
      very helpful...thank you
       
    5. Oddball

      Oddball Administrator
      Staff Member

      Real Name:
      If there's BBQ, I'll answer to any name
      Joined:
      Apr 27, 2005
      Messages:
      22,321
      Likes Received:
      2,494
      Trophy Points:
      9,480
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Bama
      Last Seen:
      Jan 18, 2019
      I got my heatpacks from sellers on aquabid and ebay. I found heatpacks in the sports department at Wal-Mart for better prices than I've found on internet sales (once shipping is factored in).
       
    6. likestofish

      likestofish Jack Dempsey

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 7, 2007
      Messages:
      2,954
      Likes Received:
      15
      Trophy Points:
      38
      Location:
      Duluth, GA
      Last Seen:
      Apr 16, 2017
      what are good companies for shipping?
       
    7. Twisted Pleasure

      Twisted Pleasure Feeder Fish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 12, 2008
      Messages:
      6
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Michigan
      Last Seen:
      Apr 21, 2009
      are those bags they give you at walmart "breather bags"
       
    8. israelm

      israelm Black Skirt Tetra

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 21, 2007
      Messages:
      265
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      Crystal Clear Water
      Last Seen:
      Oct 1, 2015
      where can i buy all the equipment i am going to need

      bags
      oxygen cylinder and regulator
      etc.

      thanks :)
       
    9. Oddball

      Oddball Administrator
      Staff Member

      Real Name:
      If there's BBQ, I'll answer to any name
      Joined:
      Apr 27, 2005
      Messages:
      22,321
      Likes Received:
      2,494
      Trophy Points:
      9,480
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Bama
      Last Seen:
      Jan 18, 2019
      Bags and Bag-Buddies can be purchased online. Check out Aquabid and Ebay. O2 cylinders and regulators can be rented from a local welding shop. Don't bother buying your own cylinder since most sources of non-medical O2 have trade-in policies on tanks. Your own regulator, from a trusted source, would be a good thing to have.


      BTW, non-medical O2 is all you can get since medical-grade O2 requires a Dr.'s prescription.
       
    10. Oddball

      Oddball Administrator
      Staff Member

      Real Name:
      If there's BBQ, I'll answer to any name
      Joined:
      Apr 27, 2005
      Messages:
      22,321
      Likes Received:
      2,494
      Trophy Points:
      9,480
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Bama
      Last Seen:
      Jan 18, 2019
      Wal-Mart bags and Zip-Lock type vegetable breather bags are NOT fish breather bags.
       

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store