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Old 07-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #1991 
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Thats so odd.

I agree with JK, though, if you can manage it, keep the fish in the box...but if the ride is long enough, put the box in the cooler, too :D
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #1992 
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Thats so odd.

I agree with JK, though, if you can manage it, keep the fish in the box...but if the ride is long enough, put the box in the cooler, too :D
i dont know how big the box is. the cooler is 7 3/4inches height, 5 inches wide at smallest and nearly 11 inches long. i do have other larger coolers but those really do like beer coolers. carrying what seems to be alcohol in a cooler on public transport puts me on edge if anyone wants to look inside to shock the fish. i'll try my best to keep the box unopened until im ready to open it.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #1993 
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If it's just one fish, it should be a smaller sized box, and hopefully would fit in the cooler, if not, that's fine. Just hold your fish box to minimize the bumps. unless the ride is an hour or so, it should be okay. I don't know about in Canada, but down here in the states, a lot of the backs of mail trucks have no AC, and where I live, it can easily get around 35 degrees celcius this time of year. I know there is a transhipper who lives actually further down south than I am, and she manages to ship fish out during all times of the year without mishap.
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If it's just one fish, it should be a smaller sized box, and hopefully would fit in the cooler, if not, that's fine. Just hold your fish box to minimize the bumps. unless the ride is an hour or so, it should be okay. I don't know about in Canada, but down here in the states, a lot of the backs of mail trucks have no AC, and where I live, it can easily get around 35 degrees celcius this time of year. I know there is a transhipper who lives actually further down south than I am, and she manages to ship fish out during all times of the year without mishap.

thank you, worst case scenario i put the betta bag in to the cooler (in a dark area)with cool water bags, towel and packing foam. so i dont need to have a cooler in the shipping box given the crazy heat?

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Well, if adding a cooling pack to the box is an option that your transhipper is giving you, I would go for it. It's crazy hot out, so it's probably a good idea. :)
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Well, if adding a cooling pack to the box is an option that your transhipper is giving you, I would go for it. It's crazy hot out, so it's probably a good idea. :)
thank you i just sent a email asking for that option just now. i wouldn't want to receive a cooked fish after the money and time for it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:27 AM   #1997 
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What, other than fin rot, would cause my crowntail's fins to - for lack of a better word - break off? I noticed recently that part of his tail suddenly shorter than it was, and now it looks like the same thing is happening to his fins. My first thought, of course, was fin rot, but the tips of his fins don't look black at all. A few of them are curled a bit, but that's all. And he seems perfectly fine otherwise.

Any idea what would cause this?
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He could be biting his fins, if they are curling it could also be a hint of poor water conditions.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:33 AM   #1999 
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I wondered if he might be biting them. I've never noticed him doing so, but of course, I can't watch him 24/7.

Hmm. The tank is 3 gallons, and I've been doing water changes twice a week - one 50% and one 100%. Perhaps I should do another 50% in between...

It's funny. He seems happier than ever, wiggling up to greet me whenever I walk by. And he's even started building a bubble nest. But I just compared with some pictures I took when we first moved him to the new tank, and there's definitely been a big change in his fins... :\
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something else I didnt think about till now... There may be something rough, sharp, abrasive, etc in his tank. If his tail gets caught it could do damage. Pictures would help people smarter than myself.
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