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Fish Emergency Preparedness

By PetcoBlogger on Nov. 5, 2015

Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills and other disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. You should be ready at any given time to do a partial or complete water change, handle a power outage or relocate aquatic life if necessary. In the event of an emergency, proper preparation can help ensure the safety of your family and pets and can lessen stress and anxiety. Follow these tips to keep your aquatic pets safe if a disaster happens.

When preparing disaster kits for your family, be sure to prepare one for your aquatic life as well. It is important to have the kit in a convenient place and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Your aquatic life disaster preparedness kit should include:

  • A battery-operated air pump: always have at least one on hand in case of a power outage, or in case you need to keep your fish in a temporary holding tank without filtration. Be sure to have extra batteries on hand!
  • Weekend feeder: if you’re forced to leave your home, a weekend feeder will keep your fish fed for a specified amount of time.
  • Five-gallon bucket: it’s always a good idea to have a bucket or two on hand. You may need to transport your fish or your tanks may even crack during a disaster. A bucket can serve as a temporary tank (with a battery-operated air pump).
  • Other useful items include an emergency power generator, a quarantine tank, medications, net, an extra tank heater, blanket to wrap the aquarium during a power outage in cold weather and a water test kit.

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‎01-26-2016 06:46 AM

Unless we have our homes rigged with automatic back-up generators (like hospitals), there's the possibility of returning home from work to what was obviously a power outage and whatever went along with it (e.g., dirty contents of filter getting dumped in the tank; shocking?) to cause a serious scene that makes it too late for fish CPR...   Woman Sad

But good advice - in addition to losing the beauties of your tank, some fish are quite expensive to replace.

Unless we have our homes rigged with automatic back-up generators (like hospitals), there's the possibility of returning home from work to what was obviously a power outage and whatever went along with it (e.g., dirty contents of filter getting dumped in the tank; shocking?) to cause a serious scene that makes it too late for fish CPR...   Woman Sad

But good advice - in addition to losing the beauties of your tank, some fish are quite expensive to replace.

Posted on Jan. 26, 2016
by Sammy
‎01-31-2016 09:49 AM

This site is very inspiring, because I can look at different animal accessories, even for my pet.  So THX for all you do PETCO..😻😄🐕🐈...💖 ANIMALS

This site is very inspiring, because I can look at different animal accessories, even for my pet.  So THX for all you do PETCO..😻😄🐕🐈...💖 ANIMALS

Posted on Jan. 31, 2016
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