Originally Posted by Pecos
now heres a question was it shipped intra state or in the states or do they do out of country studff 2??? and if on the realllly out side chance the bag ripped open would the toxins in styrofoam hurt fish??? ive just never heard of mail order fish thats all
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It was shipped from CA
and I live in VA so it was shipped all the way across the states. I placed my order at 13:00EST and the order according ot fedex tracking was picked up around 20:00EST. I recived the package the next morning at 11:00EST.
According to FFexpress's papers that they send with the shipment it says they ship all livestock in water with a SG
of 1.014 to help prevent parasites. This is why its crucal to take your tiem and slowly acclomate them to your tank once they arrive. For example I keep my tanks at a rather high SG
of 1.025 unadjusted for temp. But in my q-tank I dropped the q-tank SG
to 1.020. Over the course of the next few weeks I will rase this to my SG
in my other tanks
Oxygen is also placed in the bag when it is packaged and usually they place 1 critter in each bag. I was suprised to find one bag did have two green chromis in it. I would have prefered to seen each critter in its own bag. Even the most peaceful fish can get agressive in the confinds of just a few cups of water.
As you can see in the last pic there is a black section on the outer bags. While I am not exactly sure what its purpose is but I think it is to add in keeping the bags from being punctured.
I think styrofoam is fairly inert when it comes to saltwater. So the worst that would happen would be the water would be to low to properly cover the fish or invert and it would die in shippment.
This is why the arrive alive guarintee is important.
It looks like Flying Fish Express will only ship to the US, AK and Puerto Rico