Clearing out the fish room

Well it looks like hot weather is just around the corner.  I’ve got just a few more CPD’s going out and I’ll be done shipping fish until the weather cools off next fall.  While it might not be immediately apparent, there is a method to my madness!

Tank rack
Photo by Dennis Ball

Over the years when I’ve lost fish while shipping it’s always been due to the fish being exposed to the heat.  One way to combat that would be to ship everything over-night, but who wants to pay those exorbitant shipping charges!  Since I ship everything USPS Priority, my solution is to simply take a break when the weather get too hot.

This system has worked out very well for me.  I basically have two shipping seasons and two spawning seasons.  In a way, it helps to keep the hobby fun and prevents it from becoming too much like a job.