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3 years 2 weeks ago #5692 by Bill
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An update to this thread.

I’m now the proud owner of a pair of Parosphromenus nagyi and a pair of P. phoeni­cu­rus. They arrived this after­noon via a sim­i­lar method to the one men­tioned above. This par­tic­u­lar com­pany charges €0.10 less per deliv­ery and also deliv­ers direct to the door, no need to drive for 20 min­utes to a locker. They were posted in Eng­land on Tues­day and they arrived at 2.40 this after­noon (Thursday)and all were safe, well and hardly stressed. A very suc­cess­ful ship­ment.
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3 years 2 weeks ago #5693 by 7 Zwerge
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Hi Bill, that’s good to hear! Dis­tri­b­u­tion is well on track!

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3 years 2 weeks ago #5694 by Bill
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Thanks, 7 Zwerge, I’m look­ing for­ward to help­ing spread these lit­tle gems through­out Ire­land.
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3 years 1 week ago #5710 by Russ Green
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Sorry for my late post on this topic.

I man­aged to send a total of 26 Parosphromenus over to Bill in Ire­land. These were from 5 dif­fer­ent species, and included pairs and some juve­niles.

Because of the restric­tions in the size of pack­ag­ing, we decided to use the breath­able bags. These have been dis­cussed before in another thread, and were greeted with mixed feel­ings. John Walsh and I used them when we brought our fish back from the Ham­burg meet­ing with­out any prob­lems. But they were only in them for around 15 hours.

I bagged the fish up by 10am on the Tues­day morn­ing, and posted them around 11. They arrived in Belfast within the spec­i­fied 24 hours. But were then held by the couri­ers for another 24 hours before being deliv­ered. By the time Bill had received them, they had been bagged for over 50 hours.

As Bill has stated, they all arrived in good health. As you may imag­ine, we were both very pleased with this.

So, in our expe­ri­ence the breath­able bags work, and I would prob­a­bly use them again in the same sit­u­a­tion.

Some of the fish were young from the fish I obtained in Ham­burg. As Dorothee says, it’s good to see the ethos of the project is work­ing, and may it con­tinue to do so. As the sad news about P. Deiss­neri shows, we need to do all we can to help these lit­tle gems.

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3 years 1 week ago #5711 by helene
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Won­der­ful news, Bill and Russ, so great to hear

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3 years 1 week ago #5712 by Peter Finke
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That’s fine a trans­ac­tion, good to know it’s func­tion­ing.

But you can­not con­clude from the fact that the fish arrived liv­ing that the “breath­able bags” were nec­es­sary. They maybe of great use for oxy­gen con­sum­ing Ras­b­o­ras and even other labyrinths that really need atmos­pheric air. But our Paros nor­mally do not make use of their labyrinth. We sent them very often safely in nor­mal fish bags. They don’t swim around in their bags, sim­ply lie down below a leaf and wait. Of course you can use that spe­cial bags, but this is not necessary.

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