Request a Moving Quote

How To transport fish

After the move: setting up their new home.

It is crucial for the survival of your fish that you set up the tank properly so that they can adjust to their new home. These steps will help your fish adapt to their new surroundings.

  1. Carefully return rocks and decorations to the tank.
  2. Begin refilling the tank with the water you saved from before you moved.
  3. Set up your filters, heaters, and pumps.
  4. Return the live plants to the tank.
  5. For fish in buckets, you can either pour them or use a net to transfer them back into the tank.
  6. If you had your fish in bags, let the bags float on the tank water to balance the temperature between the bag and the tank. Once the temperature has normalized, you can pour the fish into the tank.

Your fish will need some time to readjust to their new surroundings. Since traveling is such a big stress for fish, try to treat their move like you added a new fish to the tank. Make sure to keep a close eye on the water and conditions inside the tank. After a few days your fish will calm down, and your aquarium will thrive in your new home, and provide all the beauty and enjoyment you expect.

Please Note: Even with the best precautions, the stress of travel may prove too much for some fish. Some experts even suggest you sell your fish and buy new ones after you arrive. However, if you must move your fish, follow the procedures above to increase success.

square-placeholder.png

ProMover® Certified

All Atlas Agents are ProMover Certified, the highest designation from the American Moving & Storage Assocation.

square-placeholder.png

Better Business Bureau A+ Ranking

Atlas World Group Inc., (parent company of Atlas Van Lines) is awarded the Better Business Bureau A+ Ranking, the highest ranking. Among other criteria, it reflects our time in the business and transparent business practices.

square-placeholder.png

Award Winning Agents

Atlas adheres to formal, measurable standards for quality. Our Agencies are accountable with regular inspections and evaluations. Customer feedback is also essential for our efforts to improve service on every move.