Thank you for choosing Absolute Salinity for your livestock purchases. Please note the following shipping details:

  • Shipping rates: $49 for out-of-state orders, and $29 for Texas (in-state) orders.
  • Live items are shipped via UPS Overnight from Monday to Thursday and typically arrive by 10:30 am EST.
  • Orders placed by 2 pm EST Monday - Wednesday are shipped the following day. Orders made after 2 pm on Thursdays-Fridays are shipped the following business week.
  • Deliveries to certain remote areas may occur later in the day. We employ specific packing methods to ensure the safe arrival of your livestock.
  • In the rare event of a DOA (Dead on Arrival), please submit a DOA Request within 2 hours of delivery (UPS posted time). We will promptly issue a replacement or store credit. Please note, the store credit does not cover shipping costs, and we do not offer refunds on livestock or shipping.
  • Absolute Salinity is not liable for mechanical or weather delays that may result in UPS shipments arriving late. We make every effort to ensure items are packaged to withstand a delay.
  • Buyers are responsible for providing accurate shipping addresses. Absolute Salinity is not liable for inaccurate shipping addresses provided by the buyer.
  • We do not ship livestock outside of the continental US.


  • Orders ship on the next business day after purchase. 
  • Non overnight packages will be shipped with the most economical method.
  • Packages under a pound may be shipped USPS First Class mail.
  • We do not ship aquarium supplies outside of the US.

Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your understanding of our shipping policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Happy shopping with Absolute Salinity!