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Original Post (Thread Starter)
#539272 08/28/2021 12:18 AM
by Steve_
Steve_
As my new pond is still filling, I have aspirations of having a small-scale "Blue Cats By Mail" business someday (hopefully by next year), where I'd be able to ship live BC fingerlings to whomever wanted them. I feel like there's a growing demand for BC, and outside of a few states in and around TX/OK/MO, they're hard to come by. I've done a little bit of digging into it, watched a few videos, etc. I was just wondering if anyone here has direct experience with this, and could offer any advice.

Some basic questions:

  • Any particular source for the shipping supplies?
  • Preferred mail carrier (FedEX, UPS, etc.)
  • Overnight vs 2-day for Catfish?
  • Sourcing oxygen tanks and getting them filled (never done this)
  • Bag thickness? Box size/thickness? Cooler needed? Ice packs needed?


Any and all advice would be appreciated.
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by Augie
Augie
For the O2... hit your local welding supply company.

Medical oxygen requires Rx and is very expensive.

Industrial oxygen is plenty good for hauling fishies.
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by jpsdad
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I'll follow with interest Steve_. I don't know how challenging it will be. BC tend to have more issues in transportation than CC ... but ... its a catfish so they ought to be tougher than other fish that are shipped. Hsb and lmb are shipped for example. Maybe snrub or nedoc could comment on their packages from KEO. Snrub picked up but nedocs overnighted FedEx I think.
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by CityDad
CityDad
When you want to do test orders let us know! I dont need catfish but wouldnt mind a small donation for you to test shipping
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by RAH
RAH
If I can arrange a shipment, mine will go in a fish tank to grow and assess survival.
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by Bobbss
Bobbss
Good to see you on the forum Rex!
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