Most tropical fish can survive in transit for up 3 days, provided they’ve been properly prepared and packaged for their journey. What usually causes fish death during transportation is the buildup of toxic ammonia in the bag. Adding a detoxifying product to the water prior to shipping is recommended.
How much does it cost to ship a fish overnight?
For orders less than $350 Overnight FLAT-RATE Shipping costs $29.00, and is available in most major US cities. Shipping includes insulated box, dry ice, insurance, and overnight delivery service via FedEx. Some (rural) areas require PRIORITY Flat-Rate shipping, which costs $58.00.
How do I ship fish FedEx?
Double-bag seafood in minimum 2-mil plastic bags, with each bag individually sealed using the fold-over method. Place adequate absorbent material such as pads, cellulose wadding, or paper towels in the bottom of the foam container to absorb any liquids.
Do you need oxygen to ship fish?
Fish need oxygen to survive and oxygen is actually hard to dissolve in water. During shipping, it is easy for the fish to consume more oxygen than is being replenished by diffusion unless you use a concentrated source and provide enough to last for the duration of the shipment.
Can you ship fish in the mail?
The U.S. Postal Service accepts all live fish shipments, so long as you follow their packaging and labeling requirements. UPS will usually ship live fish if you give them proper notification beforehand and follow their packaging requirements.
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How do you pack fish for air travel?
Passengers can carry seafood on board if it fits TSA guidelines or check their haul and let the airline do the heavy lifting. Wrap the fish in plastic or other watertight material. For small to medium sized portions of fish place them inside a resealable plastic freezer bag and make sure the zipper is properly closed.