International Move with fish
During your move, if you own freshwater or saltwater fish it is imperative to keep a good amount and a good quality of water.
To choose the container of his fish
In the case of a transport of fish it is necessary to be equipped with a good aquarium with fish. You can find it in any pet shop or DIY store, it is a plastic container with a foam polystyrene coating. The aquarium must also be large enough to accommodate all the fish you need to transport. If you have too many fish in too small a space it can be very dangerous for them.
Protect the container during the move
When the time of the move arrives put your fish in an insulated bag. Do not hesitate to protect it more than it is necessary to ensure its tightness. You need closed containers so that the slightest shock your fish are not likely to escape the bucket.
Fill the container with water from the aquarium
When transporting never fill the container that will contain your with fresh water coming from the tap. Use the water that was in the aquarium. The water at the top of the aquarium is also of better quality for transport, because the bottom is soiled by batteries bad for the health of the fish. The container should be half filled with water and half full with air as it will need it during transport.
Air during the move
It is quite important to ventilate the container to regenerate the air it contains. If this is not possible try to do it with a hydrogen peroxide pump when the move is very long.
Stop feeding his fish
We must stop feeding the fish two days before the move, it’s like before a trip. Thanks to this method the water will remain clean, note that most fish can spend a week without food.
Do not dispose of unused aquarium water
Keep the water in your aquarium for recycling in the new aquarium. The general rule for this type of transport is not to add more than 20% fresh water to the old water of the aquarium.
Move with your fish in the aquarium
This method is not very recommended. But you may not have the choice, in which case you will have to remove half of the water from the aquarium and the aerator. To close your aquarium use a plastic film to hold water and finally place it in a carton of packaging.
Our other tips for successfully moving your fish
- All that is plant, snail in your aquarium can be transported in a small bag with water.
- Provide liquid medicine, available in the pet store, in case of injury to your fish during transport.
- As soon as you arrive to place your fish directly in the aquarium.
- Know that some companies are specialized in the transport of animals. Your mover must surely know!