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Old 03-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #1 
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Shipping Bettas Heat Pack?

I need to ship a few Bettas and its my first time doing it. Ive got the oly box, bags, overnight courier and heat pack etc
The heat pack is 24 hrs plus but average temp is 51 C (roughly 123 F)
Will this be a problem? The heat pack wont be directly on the bags so would it act as a fire place heating up a room would?

Also since the heat pack reaction requires oxygen and the box when sealed would have only a few hours of O2 before running out causing the reaction to stop.
So I was thinking about putting a hole in the top of the box to keep the reaction going. Good idea or is the thought of putting holes in what is meant to be an insulated box a bad one?

Or am I just completely over complicating it all haha
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #2 
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Here's a thread on shipping bettas: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=35196
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:12 PM   #3 
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Yeah, I read that but it doesnt mention anything about needing a hole in the box for the heat pack reaction or not. Ive found people saying its essential and have had fish die if they didnt put holes in and others who dont do it at all.
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And I saw that you asked, but no one replied yet.... You could try PMing one of the breeders here, and asking them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #5 
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Yeah, might have to do that.
Thanks anyway

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