How to transport big Koi

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Someone on Craigslist is selling Koi (12-24”) because their pond is too crowded. It is about a 45 minute drive from their house to mine. Would a large Koi be OK in a big plastic container for 45 minutes to an hour without circulating oxygen?

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I have a cigarette lighter port. Can you buy pumps that run on DC?
I was a Marine Biologist a long, long ... long time ago. I did shark research. When we picked up small sharks in the Florida Keys, we would put them in plastic bags filled partly with water and partly with pure oxygen. I would guess that it is easier to get a DC air pump then a tank of oxygen.
 

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Yes a large container with an open lid for air exchange would be fine but an air pump would be helpful.
 
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Fortunately 45 minutes is not too terrible of a ride for most fish out there.
 

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Unless you will be transporting in a sufficiently large container, my concern would be Ammonia toxicity. Large fish produce appreciable amounts of Ammonia. Large stressed fish even more.
 

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I know Eric said it is best to move them early morning if I remember correctly .It was on a youtube video he did
 

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Just for a fyi,your pond is 1500 gallons ? Dont get carried away with koi stocking as that's only suitable for 3 or 4 big koi and even then it's pushing it
 

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They grow fast and koi are a little harder to keep healthy and take care of .I wish someone had told me
 

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