Shipping charges are different for most orders and are based mainly on weight. Shipping charges will go up slightly with every fish you add. Most of the cost is in the first fish. You do not need to enter any financial information to get the shipping charges.
Getting the cost of shipping is as easy as 1, 2, 3
1 Log In.
2 Select the fish you want and put them in your Shopping Cart.
3 Click on Checkout.
Almost all orders will process and ship within 5 business days of your order. Most orders ship within 2 days. If you need it delivered on a certain day, please put that in the comments and we will try to accommodate you, but we do not guarantee delivery on any particular day.
We can ship even in the extreme cold using double thick Styrofoam insulated boxes and heat packs. If the weather in your area poses a threat to the fish being shipped, we will delay the shipment and contact you by e-mail and by posting to your account order history. We look up the weather for every order on the day it is to ship and make any needed adjustments in our packing to compensate for the weather in your location and in the weather of the UPS Shipping Hub of Louisville Kentucky. Your order might be delayed if the fish being purchased are not in top condition and need time to recuperate. We will send the tracking number for your shipment on the evening prior to delivery
All fish are shipped via UPS Next Day Air (most deliveries next day before 3pm) and Next Day Air Saver (delivered at any time during the next day including early evening) or 2nd Day Air. We recommend that fish be shipped for Next Day Delivery, but fish shipped for 2nd Day Delivery will very likely be delivered successfully and in good health. Fish shipped for Second Day Delivery might show more stress at delivery, and the risk of them being DOA is slightly higher, than those shipped for Next Day Delivery. Second Day Air shipments can only be received on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We do not ship using 2nd Day Air for certain fish that are more sensitive to the stress of shipping such as large 5 inch or more Discus. We do not ship Special Order fish via 2nd Day Air. You will need to select Next Day Delivery for large fish and for Special Order fish. We will notify you after you place the order if there are fish in your order that cannot be shipped using 2nd Day Air. We only offer 2nd Day Air shipments in the warmer months. It usually stops towards the end of September. We are very proud of our packaging and shipment procedures. We are confident that we package the fish for shipment better than any other internet supplier. When you receive your order, you will understand our confidence in our packaging. All fish are shipped with pure R/O filtered water which is then treated with a mild antibiotic and a mild sedative. We ship using pure oxygen. Due to our superior packaging and shipping, we have a very high alive arrival rate (about 97% for Next Day Deliveries). There is a 6.00 low order fee for orders under 17.90. We do not mark our fish up to cover the cost of shipping and we do not offer free shipping.
Cancellations, changes and additions to existing order: All orders are final and there is 20% restocking/cancellation fee on the entire charge for the order, including shipping fees, for any order cancelled after an order is placed. Any request to have an order cancelled or changed must be made by e-mail to email@example.com and must be made at least one full day prior to shipping. No order can be cancelled or changed on the day it is being packed to ship. We do try to accommodate customers who want to make a change or addition to an existing order, but we will only make a change or addition to an order once. Please do not ask us to change or add to an order more than once. Orders that contain Special Order fish and/or Plants cannot be cancelled under any circumstances.
Saturday Delivery: UPS charges 16.00 for Saturday delivery in addition to the charges for Next Day Air. If you request Saturday delivery on a UPS delivery that amount will be added to your order, in addition to the UPS Next Day Air shipping charges, before processing your payment. In order to ship for Saturday Delivery, the order must be received on Friday by noon, EST. Saturday delivery is only available for locations in or directly around a major metropolitan area. Saturday delivery is not available to more remote or rural locations.
Location: We are located in Tampa Florida, USA. No facility tours or Pick Ups are permitted.  We are not a retail store and only sell via the internet. We only ship to the United States and do not ship internationally.
Payment: We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We do not accept American Express, PayPal, Checks or Money Orders.
Contact Info: All questions and comments should be made via e-mail using the contact page of this website. We are also often available via Live Chat for real time conversation. We are an internet company and all communications are made via the internet. We do not offer telephone Customer Service.
Address Correction and Re Shipping: If we receive an address that is not deliverable via the UPS, we will delay the shipping of the order until we receive a valid address. We do not ship to a P.O. Box and if you have a P.O. Box, please supply your physical address as UPS will not deliver to a P.O. Box. In the event that we receive a bad address, we will be required to un-pack the shipment, re-acclimate the fish and discard un-reusable items such as bags and heat packs. Once we receive a valid address, we will then re-bag the fish, re supply the heat packs and re pack the order. To cover the cost of the unpacking and repacking of the order, the customer will be charged a 15.00 repacking charge. This charge will be in addition to all other charges.
Puerto Rico:We do ship to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Puerto Rico Shipments are made via USPS as UPS does not currently ship Live Fish to Puerto Rico. If you live in Puerto Rico and want to order fish, place the order selecting UPS Next Day Air and we will change it USPS Express Delivery for shipment. UPS 2nd Day Delivery is not an option for a shipment going to Puerto Rico. Any shipments of Live Fish to Puerto Rico are NOT covered by the Guarantee as USPS Express Mail now routinely takes three days to deliver packages to Puerto Rico. If you have fish shipped to Puerto Rico you are ordering them at your own risk and there will not be any refund or other compensation for any fish that arrive dead or are not in good shape at delivery.
Hawaii: Due to permitting requirements for shipping fish to Hawaii, we no longer ship fish to Hawaii.
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