A Gardening forum. GardenBanter.co.uk

Go Back   Home » GardenBanter.co.uk forum » Water gardening discussions » Ponds (moderated)
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

how to move fish

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-04-2014, 04:34 AM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
external usenet poster
Posts: 8
Default how to move fish

Need to move about 30 adult comets to another location. about 1/2 hour
drive.... what is the best way to move them?
Old 02-05-2014, 08:18 PM
Registered User
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2014
Posts: 4

Originally Posted by View Post
Need to move about 30 adult comets to another location. about 1/2 hour
drive.... what is the best way to move them?
Assuming you are moving them to a private pond ... using large, sturdy plastic bags fill with pond water to about 40%, add fish and, preferably a blast of oxygen. Tie a knot in the very top of the bag leaving as big an airspace as possible. Pack the bags in large packing crates.

Float the bags in the new pond until the water temperatures match. Open the bags carefully (dont burst them abruptly) and allow the water to mix slowly. Release the fish.

Its tempting to part fill a plastic site box and use a battery operated air supply. It does work fine but when you are driving the water and fish sloshes about like crazy and starts to get everywhere.

NB Now the harsh part - make sure you won't break down or get stuck in a traffic jam. The fish will do nicely in the bags but you cant keep them like that indefinitely. Belt and braces will have you take an oxygen cylinder with you or better still a battery operated air supply. Then you can at least try your best. What you absolutely can't do is decant the fish in to any natural pond, stream, ditch, lake. It sounds rough but its illegal to introduce non-native species into the wild.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.