Need some advice on shipping live stuff
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2013, 05:48 AM   #1
Polahbear
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saginaw MI
Posts: 9
Default

Need some advice on shipping live stuff


Hello,
I Have recently downgraded the number of tanks I own. Unexpected events such as the basement flooding, not from fish tanks, but rain, and the basement flooding not from rain but uh yeah fishtanks.
I am limited to just 3 aquariums now. 2 are saltwater. One is a reef, the other has a Moray Eel.The only freshwater tank I will have is a planted shrimp tank.
So I broke down and sold most of my tanks. I have re-homed most of the fish I can't keep. But I can't seem to find a local home for my collection of Assassin snails. They will kill the desired snails in my shrimp tank, and I have heard they can snag a shrimp or two as well.
I know people sell these via mail, but how does one ship snails?
(insert bad snail mail pun here)I was hoping to sell them to a local store for credit, but there doesn't seem to be any demand for them in my area. It seems I am going to have to send them somewhere far away, but I have never sent a living thing by mail, so I have no idea how to go about this. Plants I would think would be ok in a plastic bag with a bit of water, but snails?
If anyone that has successfully shipped snails has some advice I would be grateful. THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT to sell on the wrong part of the forum, I just don't want to put them up for sale until I know how and if I can ship.
Polahbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
uberape
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: edinburgh
Posts: 42
Default

just ship in a bag with plenty air in it, in a box. You have to post within 2-3 days but im sure they will be fine.make sure to write 'caution: Live fish' or something like that. The fish i get delivered have a heat pack but i wouldnt bother for snails. You wont get much for them and I doubt anybody is willing to pay postage for some assasin snails so I recomend finding a site (we have gumtree in uk) where you can can just give them away locally.
uberape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
Silenced
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (57/98%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 113
Default

if there is a hardship, worries shipping live fishes, think of local petshop whether they can take them for future store credits.
Silenced is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012