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Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 2:11 pm

Check out this ad for new and improved fish bags back in the early 1960's. Does anybody remember these ?



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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by HappyFish on Wed May 20, 2015 2:24 pm

That's so neat to see!! Very Happy
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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by Starfish on Wed May 20, 2015 4:26 pm

That was way before my time. Wink Laughing
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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by Sbenson11 on Wed May 20, 2015 4:53 pm

I invented that Smile

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 4:54 pm

@Starfish wrote:That was way before my time. Wink Laughing

Way before my time too.

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 4:54 pm

@Sbenson11 wrote:I invented that Smile

Steve

lol Steve

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by GaryE on Wed May 20, 2015 5:40 pm

It seems to be an open topped bag... wow. I can see why I never saw that!

I started keeping fish when I was 8, and buying my own fish by the time I was maybe 11, around 1970 (gulp). I only remember standard plastic fish bags, always printed with a food brand on the side of them. When you wanted to see your fish on the bus ride home, you had to look between the blocks of lettering - usually of tetra-min.

Zebra danios were 11 cents each at the Towers store, and neon tetras were a pricey 3 for a buck, or 35 cents each. I think white clouds were cheap too, cause those, mollies and 'feeder' guppies were what I had.
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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by Biulu on Wed May 20, 2015 6:11 pm

When you buy bettas in Vietnam, you still get them in a small open top plastic bag. They have nicely coloured stripes though, mostly blue and white or rose and white.

The sixties was also waaayyyyy before my time!
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Post by Tashina on Wed May 20, 2015 6:13 pm

Wow interesting! Never thought about it and I assume before they had bags people carried them home in glass jars??
Steve??? Laughing
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Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 6:34 pm

@GaryE wrote:It seems to be an open topped bag... wow. I can see why I never saw that!

I started keeping fish when I was 8, and buying my own fish by the time I was maybe 11, around 1970 (gulp). I only remember standard plastic fish bags, always printed with a food brand on the side of them. When you wanted to see your fish on the bus ride home, you had to look between the blocks of lettering - usually of tetra-min.

Zebra danios were 11 cents each at the Towers store, and neon tetras were a pricey 3 for a buck, or 35 cents each. I think white clouds were cheap too, cause those, mollies and 'feeder' guppies were what I had.

11 cents fish that were not feeder fish. To bad we will never see that again. Very interesting and I guess we don't have any members old enough to remember these bags.


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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 6:35 pm

@Biulu wrote:When you buy bettas in Vietnam, you still get them in a small open top plastic bag. They have nicely coloured stripes though, mostly blue and white or rose and white.

The sixties was also waaayyyyy before my time!

I guess they are behind the times a bit.

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 6:36 pm

@Tashina wrote:Wow interesting! Never thought about it and I assume before they had bags people carried them home in glass jars??
Steve??? Laughing

I also wonder what they did before fish bags were invented. Glass jars or pails is likely.

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by Biulu on Wed May 20, 2015 7:26 pm

@guppyguy wrote:
@Biulu wrote:When you buy bettas in Vietnam, you still get them in a small open top plastic bag. They have nicely coloured stripes though, mostly blue and white or rose and white.

The sixties was also waaayyyyy before my time!

I guess they are behind the times a bit.

No, it is just way cheaper.... And with a fighter betta just costing 30 cents.... You have to make your money somewhere.,.,.,.,
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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by guppyguy on Wed May 20, 2015 7:40 pm

@Biulu wrote:
@guppyguy wrote:
@Biulu wrote:When you buy bettas in Vietnam, you still get them in a small open top plastic bag. They have nicely coloured stripes though, mostly blue and white or rose and white.

The sixties was also waaayyyyy before my time!

I guess they are behind the times a bit.

No, it is just way cheaper.... And with a fighter betta just costing 30 cents.... You have to make your money somewhere.,.,.,.,

Well that makes sense and .30 cent bettas wow cheap.

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Re: Fish Bag Ad from the 1960's

Post by GaryE on Wed May 20, 2015 8:09 pm

I know from speaking to old time hobbyists (the man who founded the Montreal Club in 1933 was still active in it in the 1990s) that they used tin cans with removable lids. The fish were imported in larger tin boxes, and the stores had boxes for purchases I would guess into the 1950s.
By the sixties, there was a lot of plastic out there. I don't know when bags came into vogue though. That was before my time.

Tins cans and boxes I had never heard of or thought of. Thank you for that as I always find the history of the hobby very interesting.
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