When fish are dying in the bag.

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Sometimes you get fish shipped to you especially in the warmer months, or if the bags are over packed, or if there has been a delay, and the bag is a disaster. If fish are dying in the bag, it is advised that you do not go through any lengthy procedure to get the bags emptied. Immediately open the bag, remove the dead fish and begin copping water from the receiving facility into the shipping bag. When you have achieved a 50% mix, and observing the temperature change liabilities in the picture, you need the fish out of the bag into the receiving facility. Rapid acclimation is stressful, staying in the bag is fatal.
Author: Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr. Erik Johnson is the author of several texts on companion animal and fish health. Johnson Veterinary Services has been operating in Marietta, GA since 1996. Dr Johnson graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr Johnson has lived in Marietta Georgia since 1976.