Second Day Air

For the safety of our livestock and plants we offer UPS 2 Day Air Shipping for live plants and select invertebrates. You can still choose to upgrade to UPS 1 Day Air and it is encouraged to do so to avoid delays in transit or shipping delays due to extreme heat or cold weather. Please check your local weather before selecting a shipping service. If the day time highs are in the 90s and up or the overnight lows are below freezing we HIGHLY encourage to choose UPS 1 Day Air shipping. 


UPS 2 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped 2 days from which the order was placed.


Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 2 Day: Monday through Wednesday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days


Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 


Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.