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Old 06/19/2017, 10:17 AM   #1
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Can i take my fish to another country?

Ok so when i am older i would like to move to Florida since I live in the UK I don't want to abandon my fish though so is there anyway o could bring them with me ? Note some of these fish would be quite big

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Old 06/19/2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how overseas works with shipping but if there's an overnight method, I'm sure that'd be the way to go. Although it'd probably be quite expensive and you'd have to have someone in Florida to receive the package(s) and have a tank to put them in.


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Old 06/19/2017, 11:11 AM   #3
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Old 06/19/2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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Sure.. Its entirely possible..

I guess we should ask.. How old are you now? Please don't say 14...


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Old 06/19/2017, 11:36 AM   #5
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Sure.. Its entirely possible..

I guess we should ask.. How old are you now? Please don't say 14...
What if I am 13 or 15 ? Is that ok ?

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Old 06/19/2017, 11:38 AM   #6
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What if I am 13 or 15 ? Is that ok ?
Its totally fine if you are BUT retirement is a LONG..LONG time away from you and laws could change quite a bit in that time so to talk about it now is basically pointless.. You might not have fish then any thousands of other possibilities..

Heck in 2 years we many not let any of you guys in here anymore.. Korea may have wiped you (or Florida) off the map by then too..


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Old 06/19/2017, 12:01 PM   #7
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laws could change quite a bit in that time so to talk about it now is basically pointless.. You might not have fish then any thousands of other possibilities..

Heck in 2 years we many not let any of you guys in here anymore.. Korea may have wiped you (or Florida) off the map by then too..
Right...so I'm not sure why his age is an issue...Laws and hobby tendencies will change regardless of his current age.


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Old 06/19/2017, 12:04 PM   #8
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Its totally fine if you are BUT retirement is a LONG..LONG time away from you and laws could change quite a bit in that time so to talk about it now is basically pointless.. You might not have fish then any thousands of other possibilities..

Heck in 2 years we many not let any of you guys in here anymore.. Korea may have wiped you (or Florida) off the map by then too..
Korea is harmless unless your an east Asian country but if you are your screwed. Florida and the uk are pretty far from north korea anyway but then again if you live in cali or Washington it's a diffrent story

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Old 06/19/2017, 12:08 PM   #9
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Right...so I'm not sure why his age is an issue...Laws and hobby tendencies will change regardless of his current age.
Because if they were 64 or so then its safe to assume that the laws aren't going to change much..

more details make for a better question and usually leads to a better answer..


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He said 'older'. I didn't read where it said 'retired'.

I wouldn't bother. Sell the fish to a good home in the UK and start clean in Florida.


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He said 'older'. I didn't read where it said 'retired'.
You are right.. I assumed based on lack of details


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Old 06/19/2017, 12:30 PM   #12
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I would like to move to Florida it's my dream but I could move to Australia alot easier since about half my family live there

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Every country makes its own rules as to what it considers household goods, what is dutiable, and what is allowed to be imported as livestock.


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Old 06/19/2017, 01:21 PM   #14
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I'm curious now about whats so special about Florida?

As one who frequently visits there the amount of tourists from other countries is astonishing.. Never really known why either besides Disney World..
And its always the ones nekid in the pool...


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Old 06/19/2017, 01:23 PM   #15
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Personally, I'd sell and start over with new stock. Unless the livestock is very sentimental, and worth what is probably a high cost and hassle, as well as a high risk they may not make the trip. I've made long trips with a fishtank before (2,000 miles) but that was driving, where I could rig up bubblers and check on fish which were kept in buckets of water, not bags. Over seas, and their wellbeing is out of your hands once you pass them off. IMO, nobody will be more careful with my fish and coral as I would.


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I'm curious now about whats so special about Florida?

As one who frequently visits there the amount of tourists from other countries is astonishing.. Never really known why either besides Disney World..
It's the mosquitos.


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Old 06/19/2017, 01:26 PM   #17
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I'm curious now about whats so special about Florida?

As one who frequently visits there the amount of tourists from other countries is astonishing.. Never really known why either besides Disney World..
It's on the south coast so it's nearer to the uk it's warm I could keep tropical fish in a garden pond heck I could even have a outdoor saltwater pond. Loads of my friends go to Florida on holiday so I can see them there also it part of America


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It's the mosquitos.
The No-see-ums down there SUCK...


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Old 06/19/2017, 03:52 PM   #19
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I would like to move to Florida it's my dream but I could move to Australia alot easier since about half my family live there

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Good luck with that....very hard for us to import ornamental fish (it's a restricted list and requires formal quarantine), let alone for immigrants to bring them in.

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What did you exactly use for your move? We are relocating 13 hours away and my husband is looking to transport his prized fish. He wants to use his 5 gallon buckets to place his fish in. Looking for ideas/suggestions.


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What did you exactly use for your move? We are relocating 13 hours away and my husband is looking to transport his prized fish. He wants to use his 5 gallon buckets to place his fish in. Looking for ideas/suggestions.
Buckets or whatever and you can get a 12V bubbler/air pump or do what I did and buy a small/cheap inverter and plug regular powerheads into it to keep circulation going.. I used this (link below) and it worked great to keep 2 x powerheads going in 2 x 16G plastic totes fully of corals,etc.. when I moved last month to my new house.. Pure sine wave too so no issues with finicky electronics,etc..
https://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-Power-...power+inverter

A small heater could be used if needed assuming its under 300W total or buy a bigger inverter (but unless its really cold and you don't put heat on in the car that really shouldn't be an issue)..


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OP, google "Florida man" and I'll doubt you'll still want to move there.


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OP, google "Florida man" and I'll doubt you'll still want to move there.
could be worse places to live...like, you know, the dessert


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Buckets or whatever and you can get a 12V bubbler/air pump or do what I did and buy a small/cheap inverter and plug regular powerheads into it to keep circulation going.. I used this (link below) and it worked great to keep 2 x powerheads going in 2 x 16G plastic totes fully of corals,etc.. when I moved last month to my new house.. Pure sine wave too so no issues with finicky electronics,etc..
https://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-Power-...power+inverter

A small heater could be used if needed assuming its under 300W total or buy a bigger inverter (but unless its really cold and you don't put heat on in the car that really shouldn't be an issue)..
I have also used buckets, but with battery powered bubblers as I couldn't keep the fish all in the cabin of the moving truck. I was lucky enough that the weather did not cause an issue with temperature being too high or low. For only 12 hours, putting fish in an insulated cooler with a bubbler for the trip would likely be fine. you can always add a baggie with a few icecubes from a gas station into the water if it's getting too hot during the trip.


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