This category includes fish, corals, invertebrates, plants/algae, and pre-built reef cleaner packages.
All livestock orders are shipped via UPS Next Day Air to reduce stress on the animals and plants – we use the best price to save you money. FishyBusinessAquatics.com ships livestock nationwide (only continental U.S.) year-round. All livestock ships from California.
Please make sure that somebody is home to take delivery of your package when it arrives. We cannot be held responsible for any livestock lost if a drop off is missed or a package is left unattended for an extended period of time.
|Orders Placed By 9:00 am EST Will Be Delivered By|
|Ordered by Monday 9:00 AM EST – Delivered on Tuesday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered by Tuesday 9:00 AM EST – Delivered on Wednesday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered by Wednesday 9:00 AM EST – Delivered on Thursday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered by Thursday9:00 AM EST – Delivered on Friday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered by Friday 9:00 AM EST – Delivered on Saturday by 10:30 AM, if Saturday Delivery Selected. Otherwise Delivered on Tuesday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered on Saturday – Delivered on Tuesday by 10:30 AM|
|Ordered on Sunday – Delivered on Tuesday by 10:30 AM|
|Minimum Order: None|
|Shipping Method: UPS Next Day Air|
|Livestock Order Subtotal – Next Business Day by 10:30 AM*|
|Less than $198.99 – Shipping is $39.99|
|$199 or more – Free Weekday Shipping*|
|Under $249 Saturday Delivery is an additional $15. Over $248.99 Saturday Delivery is 1 cent.|
If more than one box is needed to ship your order, additional shipping costs will occur. 99% of all orders can easily fit in our small, regular or oversized boxes, but there are cases when additional boxes may be needed. Customer Service will notify you before shipping your order if any additional boxes are required and what the additional fee is. An example of this is if you order3 large triggerfish and they each need their own large box. If this occurs you have the option to either remove some items from your order or get a full refund if you do not wish to pay the additional shipping fee.
Larger items like some sharks and rays require large crates that can only be shipped via air freight. These items do not qualify for free shipping and shipping fees will need to be paid when the crate is picked up from the airport.
Free shipping on orders over $199 is applied to the first box only. Each additional box needed will be subject to additional charges, we will work with you on a case by case basis in these situations.
Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email confirming the location and approximate time your package will arrive. Tracking information is sent by email directly from the carrier, not FishyBusinessAquatics.com. You should receive your tracking information approximately one hour after shipments depart from our facility which is usually around 6:00 pm PST.*
All livestock orders, including fish, corals, invertebrates, plants/algae, reef cleaner packages, and some live foods, ship via UPS Next Day Air (by 10:30 a.m. to most locations, by 12:00 Noon to some rural areas.) For the health of your animals, every livestock order is shipped in a thick Styrofoam cooler that insulates the contents from any damage or extreme temperatures. Livestock order totals are processed separately from refrigerated and frozen food, live rock & sand, and aquarium supply orders. For additional information on UPS Next Day Air services, please visit www.UPS.com for a detailed explanation of shipping policies and procedures.
If you would like to make changes to your order after it has been placed, but prior to shipment, please send a detailed email to [email protected] Please include your original order number and the best number to reach you at if we have questions. You will be sent a confirmation email any time changes are made to your order.
Returns – Because of the complex packaging procedures for all aquatic life and our primary concern for the health and well-being of all the livestock we offer, we cannot accept any returns of any aquatic life for any reason.