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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 .

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    Shipping Live Fish

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

    1. Calihawk

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      If I do you better ship me a good fish!!!
       
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      Priceless Information ! Thanks
       
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      Great stuff. Maybe folks won't be so hesitant to ship. I've done it for 25+ years. I have never lost a fish yet. Shipping or receiving. It's like riding a bike ,after 1-3 times it's really gravy to do. Thanks for the information/reading material.
       
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      Great info!
       
    5. Oddball

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      Pure O2 is preferred over regular room air which contains only ~21% O2. Keep in mind that even a short trip of, say, 3 hours means the fish has been in a jostling bag for upwards of 3 to 5 times, or more, the travel time from initial bagging, transport to shipping facility, the actual travel, wait and processing time by the shipper, and pick up and travel to final destination. And, finally, the acclimation time at the destination.
      In overseas travel, fish can be transported several times, by different carriers, through trans-shippers where the fish are resorted prior to the last leg of their travel. Here, the fish are usually given a partial water change and possibly a rebagging before going to the wholesalers or end customers on custom orders.
      Using pure O2 makes the stress of travel easier on the fish. Especially if there is a schedule interruption or delay in getting the fish to their destination.
       
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      Anyone with an idea where I can get an African fresh water Atlantic tarpon I really want another one for mine to be with... and no not idno message me if you know somewhere that will ship to me
       

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