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Preparing To Move -- Seeking Advice For Transport

I'm going to be moving and taking a single goldfishautolinker.com autolinking image with me in about a week, and I'm looking for feedback on whether my plan is solid enough or if I need more prep (or point me to an appropriate thread if I've missed it).

I have a 5gal bucket with an airtight lid. I thought I'd fill it about a third of the way, and put the fish and media in the same bucket, which will be in the moving truck for about 2.5 - 3 hours.

For this relatively short trip, do I need to do anything differently, like have leakproof shipping bags or separate the media from the fish?
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Re: Preparing To Move -- Seeking Advice For Transport

..fill the bucket 2/3 full and poke holes in the lid.....battery pump and an air stone would help too.....but you'll be fine...

put in the truck last, with the tank, so it can be the first thing off to put back in the tank with filter/media.....

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Re: Preparing To Move -- Seeking Advice For Transport

i would fast the fish for at least 24 hours prior to transporting...if the fish is going to be in the bucket for only a few hours then there is no need to do anything more than what mugwump told you..a few holes and a battery air pump with an airstone...it will be just fine.
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Re: Preparing To Move -- Seeking Advice For Transport

Fish can survive in bags for a while so I have no doubts that you can successfully move him 3 hours away.

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Re: Preparing To Move -- Seeking Advice For Transport

i have shipped fish all over the country , including Alaska and Hawaii. but all of that information is not needed for this move...
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