Re: NANFA-- NANFA digest
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 12:14:21 -0600

On 29 Nov 2000, at 9:54, Kruse, Jeff wrote:

> There was a discussion on transporting fish. I put my fish in plastic bags
> then put the plastic bags in a cooler that has some water in it. This
> prevents the fish from banging into something hard. I have put fish
> directly into a plastic bucket before. This was a bad Idea. The fish kept
> banging into the side of the bucket. They were all beat up when I got them
> home.

Roy "Big Budget" Weitzell, the aquarist at the MMNS who helped
make the after-hours tour during the convention possible, loads the
fish into big shipping bags (the kind that will fit a standard fish box)
which he tears off of a massive roll , pumps them full of O2, and
puts them in a cooler. It's an ideal method, but a little pricey for
me. For delicate fishes (like the micro-welaka we collected a while
back) he dumps enough water into a huge ice chest so that he can
fill the destination (quarantine) tank with it. It all works great - he
lost maybe 3 baby welaka, which are notoriously moribund when
collected at "protein sliver" (to use his terminology) size.


It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about
a hundred drumsticks, and the guy at the Marineland says, "You can't throw
chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish, if that's all
you give them. Man, wise up.

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