My mom has terminal cancer and has asked me to take the koi fish in her 750 gallon tank buried in the ground to my small dug pond (6'dx15'wx30'l). The challenge is that I live 288 miles away. I need advice on how to honor my mom's wish and move her 20+ koi fish (12"s to 28"s) via my small economy car without losing too many or none. From my research, I have identified the following points: 1. Fast the fish for 3 days prior to shipping. This accomplishes 2 things. 1. It lowers their metabolism. 2. It helps ensure that they don’t poop in the water thus polluting their small water supply. 2. Dark is better than lighted conditions. 3. Use mom’s pond water for transport. Fill my travel containers with mom’s pond water prior to netting fish to get as clean as water as possible because the netting process stirs up the pond water with particulates (poop/dirt). 4. Salt has been shown to significantly reduce transport stress on your fish. 1.5 teaspoons of salt per gallon of water. 5. Transport in coolers to minimize temperature changes during transport. 6. 2 of the smallest fish per cooler and only 1 mid or large fish per cooler. I can make as many trips as needed while using this rule since I have some time to complete the transport. I can fit 5 coolers in my car per trip. Any feedback is appreciated. THANKS!