Pet Travel Question: Moving Fish to India

Name: Karthik
Number of Pets: 4
Pet Type: Fish
Pet Breed: Central American Cichlid
From: SFO, US

Can you please tell me if it is possible to take my aquarium fish from the US to India? I shall accompany the fish on my way. Are there any legal hassles for that? How we can ship across if there is a way to do so? -Karthik

Hi Karthik,

Thanks for the question! First, it's always a good idea to check with the Customs office in the country you'll be entering for the most updated rules, and you can take a look at the Import Requirements for Exotic Pets and also at our blog to find previous discussions about moving fish, as well. The story of Francesco the Siamese Fighting Fish is a great read! Hopefully this will give you an idea of what the process will entail.

Please contact us with any further questions you may have. We'd be happy to help if you'd like some assistance with your pet move to India.

Happy traveling and keep in touch!


PetRelocation Team




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