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Old 07-10-2011, 04:27 PM   #1 
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Smile Shipping Bettas: Questions

Okay, first, do you need a heat pack if your shipping them in the USA? and, on the heat pack do they show you how to put it in while shipping? and whats a good way to ship Bettas without their fins shredded and having ammonia burns. AND FOOD?!? Finally, do you ship them like another package but put "Live Fish" and "Fragile" on it?



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Old 07-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #2 
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The other thread you were asking in explained most of that... attach the heat pack with tape to the top or bottom of the package (on the inside)

Place the bags horizontally so their tail isnt forced infront of them, that should cut back on the tail biting.

You dont feed them, you fast them.

Someone mentioned you dont need to write either, but I assume that writing it won't hurt.

Never done it before... but I imagine its pretty sound advice in that thread.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:40 PM   #3 
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The other thread you were asking in explained most of that... attach the heat pack with tape to the top or bottom of the package (on the inside)

Place the bags horizontally so their tail isnt forced infront of them, that should cut back on the tail biting.

You dont feed them, you fast them.

Someone mentioned you dont need to write either, but I assume that writing it won't hurt.

Never done it before... but I imagine its pretty sound advice in that thread.


fast them?
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:55 PM   #4 
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Fasting is going without food for a period of time. From what I read you arent supposed to feed them 2-3 days prior to shipping. They will be hungry when they arrive though ;)
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They are fasted so they don't poo - less ammonia that way and it doesn't hurt the fish to go a few days/a week without food. :)
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So do you feed them before you ship them?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #7 
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So do you feed them before you ship them?
NO!!!! You don't want them fouling the water during shipping and raising the ammonia levels.
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I kinda misspoke in a previous post. you feed them up until 2-3 days before shipping. at that point you stop feeding so that they have no food in their system when you bag them.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:20 PM   #9 
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no, you don't want them to have anything in their stomachs to poop out and make extra ammonia while they're in such a small amount of water.

I know some people say not to put live fish due to postal workers trying to be helpful and putting them near heaters or something, though my AB boy had live fish on his box and my postal lady brought him up to the front door because of it instead of leaving him in the box. so it's kind of up to you
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