Just for referrence.. A while back I was browsing my LFS
stock and he received his weekly FedEx delivery. I was amazed to see how the coral were packed and shipped from the other side of the world.
He had a box of Zoas. They were just wrappped in Wet Newspaper and closed up in a garbage bag. He told me those particular ones were shipped directly from Viatnam.
Corals are much tougher then they look
When I make a purchase, they just bag it in water.
Another quick example
is quite far from my house (30+miles east). So, I tend to make the most out of my trips out there. Earlier this year, I purchased a bunch of frags from him, then went and got my taxes done at my accoutants house which was nearby. I brought the bags into the meeting with me so they didn't sit in the cold car as it was Feb. Then I drove home, acclimated them, and placed them in the tank. They are still in my tank and growing like crazy!