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Will fry survive a trip?

Post by Biulu on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:05 pm

I want to take the little fry I have with me back to Montreal. This trip will be altogether almost a full day and I wonder whether they would be able to survive without food that long?

Another consideration is that I won't be able to starve them the days before as I normally do. Can ammonia become an issue?

Is there a way to ship them at this age or are chances basically zero that they will survive?
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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by catinthehat on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:31 pm

They should survive just as long as they don't overheat .

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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by Biulu on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:51 pm

Chances of overheating are low I guess in the cargo hold of a plane!
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Post by alexmtl on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:17 pm

@Biulu wrote:I want to take the little fry I have with me back to Montreal. This trip will be altogether almost a full day and I wonder whether they would be able to survive without food that long?

Another consideration is that I won't be able to starve them the days before as I normally do. Can ammonia become an issue?

Is there a way to ship them at this age or are chances basically zero that they will survive?

No problem for one day. I just received a shipment yesterday so weather seems to be holding up well.
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Post by guppyguy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:19 pm

They will survive like catinthehat said just dont let them overheat. I have shipped endler fry before and they were in there bags for 4 days and all survived. There tougher than we think.

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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by Biulu on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:21 pm

That sounds promising! I will divide the batch over several bags to upper the possibilities of them surviving.
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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by guppyguy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:27 pm

@Biulu wrote:That sounds promising! I will divide the batch over several bags to upper the possibilities of them surviving.

That is a excellent idea. Keep us posted on how they do on the first airplane ride.  Wink 

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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by alexmtl on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:36 pm

@guppyguy wrote:
@Biulu wrote:That sounds promising! I will divide the batch over several bags to upper the possibilities of them surviving.

That is a excellent idea. Keep us posted on how they do on the first airplane ride.  Wink 

At least do the fry get a window seat ?
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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by Biulu on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:40 pm

@alexmtl wrote:

At least do the fry get a window seat ?

Their keeper doesn't like window seats so they will have to do with what I want. It looks like they will not need these eye masks though as their cabin will be completely blacked out....
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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by catinthehat on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:02 pm

@Biulu wrote:
@alexmtl wrote:

At least do the fry get a window seat ?

Their keeper doesn't like window seats so they will have to do with what I want. It looks like they will not need these eye masks though as their cabin will be completely blacked out....


that's funny

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Re: Will fry survive a trip?

Post by Orlon11 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:16 pm

I think livebearer fry are generally very tough! they should be fine
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