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bigboy
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Moving with Gold Fish
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:49:34 AM »

Is it possible to safely move goldfish from California to Florida?
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fantailer
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 04:47:09 PM »

Yes but Im not sure how I'll give some links in a couple minutes.
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 04:48:59 PM »

Heres a good link:
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pufferman
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 08:52:39 PM »

yes you can also put him in a coolers and put a air hose that uses  that uses batteries but no food
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4Charlie
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 10:44:59 AM »

Fish can take a lot if done right. I showed fish for a short while and a battery operated air pump was a very good investment. I used large bags and packed 4 bags to a box. I also filled the bags with oxygen before leaving home... Hope this helps and good luck... Smiley
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 01:58:00 AM »

Thank you all for your replies and helpful suggestions.  I'm thinking since we'll be on the road for about a week and in a motor home, the ice chest and air hose sounds good.  Also, I'm thinking about feeding them on the trip say, after 2 or 3 days on the road, feed them and then change their water the day after with a 50/50% change by way of siphoning the top of existing water and adding purified water to it.  I just can't see them going without food for more than 3 days.  Please send me your thoughts.
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 05:02:02 AM »

I think if you plan to feed them, it would be worth using a gravel cleaner to suction all the waste and fish poo off the bottom of the container.

If you're going without a filter, I think alternating between feeding and 50% water changes could work, goldfish can go up to a week without food, I've left my single tailed common without food when I've been away and she's been fine, but if you have fancy goldfish then I'd be wary because I'm not sure how they are affected when not fed, as they genetically have sensitive swim bladders that can be affected by food and such. Hopefully one of the other members who owns fancies can chime in with advice Smiley
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 01:43:19 PM »

i would feed maybe 2 - 3 times buy a test kit for ammonia and test every day just in case
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bigboy
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Re: Moving with Gold Fish
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 09:02:12 AM »

Sounds good - And, yes they are fancies.  I find that they can only eat very little amounts of food per day or they go belly-up and, I find that if I don't feed them by the second day they look sluggish.  They seem to do best on frozen brine shrimp rather than sinking pellets.  So, I may just feed them every other day and change 50% (of bottom) water on the following day.
Thank you all...my guys will have a nicer trip because of you! 
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