It was just revealed by Lodo Betta, the great video “bag tying to send fish”.
As pubished by Lodo Betta: “a tutorial on how we tie bags to send fish.
what you need
bags (2 per fish)
clean aged water (you can add IAL or meth blue etc if you want)
a heat pad in colder months
a polybox to put your fish into this will protect them from some impact and will stabilise the heat better for them
what to do.
add water to bag
fold over the top of the bag
fold the sides in
twist, twist, twist
tie tightly with an elastic band
*hint the bag’s knot shouldn’t move, even if you squeeze it a little**
put this first bag into a second bag (double bagging- you can either invert it so the bags are tied at different ends of the final pack or you can do them the same way)
tie the same way as the first one (fold over, fold in, twist and tie)
things to note:
* the actual bags should have some give/stretch in them, when you rub them they shouldn’t be stiff or crinkly like cellophane you should be able to pull the edges a bit.
* you want to make sure your final packed fish is about 1/3-1/2 water and teh rest is air
* when you squeeze the bag your KNOT SHOULDN’T MOVE if your not can move water and air will be able to leak out.
* ALWAYS ‘PURGE’ your fish before sending. this means for atleast 24 hours prior you don’t feed them. this means they wont excrete as much waste and the water (which is a small amount) will stay cleaner for longer.
*finally always think about when your sending your fish. we advise you dont send fish any later than Wednesday and only send via express services. hope for the best but prepare for the worst if they say overnight it may take 2 or even 3 nights to arrive and if its held up anywhere for the weekend well that increases transit by 2 day as well.
also remember to check you couriers/postal services rules on live fish”
You can check the video below: