Odds of a Bongo Shrimp lasting 3 days in the mail?

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I am pretty upset to share that my Bongo shrimp that I ordered didn't arrive today. It shipped out yesterday and it is now scheduled to arrive tomorrow. :(

    What are the odds that a little Bongo shrimp going to California from Wisconsin will live 3 days in the mail?

     
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  3. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    I have no idea :/ but I wish you the best from Wisconsin.

    I assume liveaquaria? Do they have a guarantee of a live arrival?
     
  4. nvladik

    nvladik Flamingo Tongue

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    I've heard of a crayfish surviving 5 weeks in a lost USPS package and it lived. Of course this wasn't in the middle of the winter, but as long as water doesn't drop to too low temps, I think it will make it.
     
  5. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    I as well think you might be surprised, provided the water temp stays up.
     
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  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Fingers crossed for you bud. I wouldn't attempt drip acclimating it though.
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Why not drip Vinny? That seems best here to me...

    Guess what? The Bongo shrimp lives!!!
    I was really worried about temperature - but the heat packs were still warm Lisa says. (I am at work) Lisa is acclimating it now.

    I ordered from the Drs Foster & Smith but they told me on the phone it did come from Live Aquaria. All good now, but I want FedEx to kick back on the delivery fee.

    Check it out! She sent me a pic... it is bigger than I thought! Hopefully it won't be fish chow.

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  9. oldfishkeeper

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