How long can a fish live in a bag from the pet store?
A fish will live comfortably in a bag containing water for between 7 and 9 hours. Many fish pet stores will add more oxygen into the bag, meaning that it can survive for up to 48 hours.
How long can fish live during shipping?
If they are shipped with pure oxygen then usually 24-48 hours is a safe bet.
How long can fish go without oxygen?
How do you transport live fish long distances?
Depending on the length of your trip, use either plastic bags or 5-gallon buckets with water from the tank to transport your fish. Make sure the bag/bucket has enough air for your fish. Take any plants from the tank and place them in bags with water from the tank to keep good bacteria on them alive.