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How to Transport a Fish When Moving (Part II)

Regardless of the distance, transporting fish can be dangerous and detrimental to their health.

Transporting Fish in The Aquarium

When it comes to an aquarium, particularly glass ones, there is really no solid way of securing these in a vehicle and being able to drive smoothly enough to guarantee the fish’s safety.

If you do plan on transporting your fish in the aquarium, get rid of enough of the water so it doesn’t spill if you brake a little hard. Remove any decoration to make sure that no cracks happen in the aquarium, there won’t be anything flying around the aquarium in transport as well as no decorations floating around.

Also, if using a bucket, make sure not to fill it up too much so it doesn’t spill while driving. With that said, transporting your fish in the car, inside of a bucket or the tank is really not recommended because of numerous problems that can and usually do arise.

How to Transport Fish Short Distances

Transporting fish long or short distances, with or without a car, is dangerous and difficult. Like mentioned before, fish usually suffer stress and might die, even on short trips, so ideally, trips should be as short as possible.

The best way to transport a fish a short distance is by using the plastic bag method. You should keep in mind, though, that water is heavy, so with any bag over two liters you have the risk of exploding or tearing the bag and causing your fish to fall out and die.

Make sure to use aquarium water to fill the bag and do not put nor more than one or two fish in a bag. Don’t forget that the more water there is, the more dissolved oxygen will be present. But, the more fish you have in the bag, the more oxygen they will require.


How to Transport a Fish When Moving (Part I)

Transporting a fish isn’t as easy as one might think.

Here is good guide on how to transport fish long and short distances the correct and safe way. A lot of folks get this wrong. You can end up creating stress to your fish or even killing it.

Transporting Fish 

If you are carrying your fish home from the pet store, or you are relocating, knowing how to transport your fish the correct way is vital to their survival and health. If you transport fish the incorrect way, you can end up suffocating them, crushing them, or stressing them to death.

When talking about transporting fish short and long distances safely, the short answer is: The simplest way to transport fish is using a plastic bag, aquarium water, and pure oxygen that can be purchase at any fish store.

You can also use a five-gallon bucket or the aquarium itself, though this is not really recommended.

Let’s discuss in depth the best ways to safely transport your fish.

How To Transport Fish In A Car

Transporting a fish in a car is really not all that hard, but you do have to do it the correct way, or you risk killing your fish. Do bear in mind that fish get stressed out quite easily and long-distance trips can kill them.

If you plan on travelling for over a full day with your fish, odds are that it will die. To ensure the best possible chances of survival, there are a few precautions that you must take.

Don’t Use Bucket

Now, some folks attempt to transport fish in buckets or in the aquarium when driving. This is a huge mistake.

Have you ever had to slam on the brakes because some idiot driver cut you off? If your fish is in the car and being transported in a bucket, the bucket might spill or tip over, putting your fish in your car which will kill it.