You can ship live fish with USPS if the fish can fit inside USPS’ box size regulations, and if you use enough packing material to fully absorb any leaks. Shipping live fish with the US Postal Service is fairly simple, and we’ve listed out the basics below.
If you live in the United States, you’ll need to fill out a shipping form and submit it to your local post office. Once you submit the form, your package will be shipped to the address on your form. If you don’t have a mailing address, we can help you get one.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an estimate of when your fish will arrive at your door. or you can use FedEx, UPS, DHL, or any of the other shipping companies listed on our shipping page. These companies ship to most countries around the world, so you should be able to find one that will work for you.
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Is it safe to buy live fish online?
Most fish stores have their fish shipped to them as well, so don’t worry about whether your fish will survive being shipped to your home. As long as the retailer is practicing safe shipping methods, you should be fine.
Can you buy fish online in us?
LiveAquaria offers you the best shopping experience possible for quality aquarium supplies AND the finest selection of freshwater and marine fish, corals, live rock and sand, invertebrates and live plants.
Does FedEx ship live fish?
Express does not accept live-animal shipments as part of its regular-scheduled service and does not transport household pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish, reptiles, or amphibians. For more information, please visit www.FedEx.com.
How long can live fish survive shipping?
Well-packaged fish can survive 2-3 days in a bag without any problems. The water may be cold and dirty, but the metabolism of the fish has slowed down because the bag has gotten worse over the course of a day or two.
If you have a fish that is sick or injured, it is best to take it to a local fish store for treatment. If you can’t find a store near you, ask a friend or family member to help you find one.
How many fish can I have in a 10 gallon tank?
We wouldn’t recommend adding 10 fish to a tank unless the fish are small and don’t generate a lot of waste. If you have chosen fish types that grow over time, you should limit the number to 4 to 5 fish per 10 gallon aquarium.
How many fish can I have in a 20 gallon tank?
You can keep twenty 1-inch fish, or ten 2-inch fish, in a 20-gallon tank. The 1 inch of fish per gallon of water rule is followed by this stocking strategy. It’s easy to follow, but you shouldn’t stock fish larger than a 1/2 inch. If you’re stocking a nano tank, you’ll want to make sure that you have a good supply of food for your fish. If you don’t have enough food, the fish won’t eat it, and they’ll starve to death.
The best way to feed your nano fish is to provide them with a variety of foods that are high in protein and low in fat. You can also feed them a high-protein:
- Low-fat diet
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin pie filling
such as alfalfa sprouts
These foods will provide the protein, vitamins and minerals that your tiny fish need to grow and develop properly.