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Saving the Fishes from a Strong Typhoon

No matter the area in which you live in, you are bound to come into contact with at least one type of severe weather throughout the year.

Recent storm Marilyn hit the Philippines and affected some parts of the country including our hometown, Zamboanga City. The heavy rain brought by the storm resulted to massive flooding in the city and left thousands of families in the evacuation centers. Thank God, our house was safe from flooding, but one of our fish tanks was destroyed due to the heavy pour of rain than caused the tank to overflow, thus forced us to transfer the fish to another container. Since we can no longer accommodate those fishes, we decided to bring them to the pet store to be sold.

This is what happened to one of our tanks when typhoon Marilyn hit the country.

It has shown us that having an emergency plan could mean the difference between saving your pond, and total destruction. Large storms prevent any type of preventative measures from being successful. The only real way to save your tank in these types of events is completely remove your fish from the tank

It is always a good idea to have all the equipment needed to transfer or transport your fish on hand.

Bags- You must have the proper bags on hand to transport fish. Do not attempt to transport your fish in trash or regular plastic bags, as they are not designed for this, and may cause damage to your fish.

Rubber Bands- You will need quite a few rubber bands for each bag you buy. Make sure that your rubber bands are good quality, as you do not want the pressure from the water to pop the rubber band in the middle of the transport.

Net- You will need to have a net sizeable enough to compete with your fish. You will never need the net to pull the fish out of the water with, but you will need it to lead and direct your fish into the place you want them. Nets can potentially damage your fish, especially as the larger they get. As for my case, the net I used was just a small one since the size of the fish in the tank I pull them from are just small. Also, I used the net to pull them out given the circumstance that I needed to do it quickly to save them.

Fishes were then transferred in this container for bagging and transporting to the pet store.

Events like this are inevitable, but we can always be prepared when it hit us hard. It is always wise to prepare ahead of time.

Thanks for taking time to read, have a great week!

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