Flying fish

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  1. Kevin

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    I am going down to Capetown this week. Does anybody know of the procedures to fly livestock back to JHB on a local flight?
     
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    haha... i actually thought you were talking about flying fish!
     
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    If it's just one or two then put it in your hand luggage and dont say a thing.i did it once or twice already with one time.
     
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    Sorry, should have picked a better subject line.

    Maybe it is not a bad idea, since my nano is too small for large fish, I will get some flying fish. They can fly arround the house with the parrot and when they get hot they can just dip in the nano for a few minutes to cool off.

    Dont know what influence the parrot will have on the nitrate levels. Anybody got experience with this?? :lol:
     
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    What did you transport them in?
     
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    yeah parrot + flying fish = happy fat parrot - flying fish :whistling: nitrates go of the chart after the parrot then sh*ts in your tank.:p


    i transported them in a 2l tropica bottle in a packet so it looks like you got drinks but not more than two small fish this way and open bottle most of the time during flight so that it gets oxygen!
    a safer way would be to obviously get them packed properly into oxygen pumped plastics packets like you get it form the petshops as they can last up to a day like this AS LONG AS THE TEMPERATURE REMAINS RELATIVELY CONSTANT.
     
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    the best way is to put them in a bag that is sealed with oxygen, then put the bag in one of those sixpack polysterne coolers, tape it up, take it as hand luggage, and keep your permit handy :)
     
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    permit if its locally caught, or keep your receipt from LFS
     
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    I'd go with dallasg's recommendation - rather do it properly - security has been increased considerably both at Cape Town Int. and OR Tambo - fly there quite regularly, and you don't wanna have hassles with the security...
     
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