Fish transport

With our help, you really can have healthy flying fish at 10,000 meters.

When fish or amphibians travel by plane, the wrong kind of transport can be life-threatening. So trust the experts at Gradlyn Petshipping.

Flying fish don’t always fly just above the surface of the water, at times they may also have to fly at altitudes of 10,000 m. But there are some important issues to consider when transporting fish and amphibians by air.
Gradlyn Petshipping has both the expertise and the necessary experience to handle the transport of fish and amphibians professionally and in a species-appropriate manner.

As early as 2008, our CEO Kay Wissenbach gave a lecture at the Animal Logistics Fair in Dresden on the shipment of amphibians, hermit crabs, shrimps, crabs, clams, snails, and a range of ornamental fish such as discus and angel fish, neons and tame koi.
The import and export of fish and their associated aquarium plants is very specialist undertaking in which it really is essential to work fast, otherwise these marine creatures could literally run out of air during transit.


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When shipping fish and amphibians from countries in Asia or South America, it’s very important to prepare proper travel plans. Among other things, these should include the following points:

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  •  The commercial invoice must precisely match the packing list/ delivery note

  • Any export & import CITES documents required must be present

  • Only approved packaging methods must be used (fish must be put in a plastic bag with water)

  • A double plastic bag should be used to protect against the risk of leakage

  • A 48-hour supply of oxygen must be available

  • A Styrofoam- or cardboard box must be lined with newspaper

  • An ambient temperature of between + 20C ° and + 23C ° (depending on the species) should be maintained throughout the entire transport

  • The box should not weigh more than 35 KG

  • All boxes should be stackable

Always remember: careful preparation is the key to successful travel planning. Please contact us early, so that we can discuss everything in advance in advance and complete all arrangements on time.

Whenever fish fly: With more than 50 years’ experience, Gradlyn Petshipping is your transport specialist for the import and export of fish and amphibians worldwide.



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