Shipping

Live Delivery GuaranteeRainforest Farms International has been in business since 1987 and we have been reliably shipping live fish all around the country for over 25 years.  We trust that you will find ordering from RfiTropicalFish.com a great experience, and we guarantee that our fish are packed for a safe arrival to your door. 


To Ensure That You Receive Your Order Safe and Sound

All Fish, Plants, Food & Supplies Are Shipped Via:

FedEx Priority Overnight

Live Delivery Guarantee: Follow this link to find out more about our Live Delivery Guarantee!  Does not apply to International Orders!

Shipping Rates: We ship by zone.  The below map details your specific zone based on where you live.

Available Shipping Days: Due to FexEx Schedules, Shipments are NOT delivered on Sundays or Mondays.  Shipments are delivered Tuesday through Saturday only.

Other Shipping Questions: We cannot ship any aquarium life to Hawaii or Post Office Boxes.  However we do ship to Canada, Alaska, Puerto Rico and many areas of the Carribbean for an extra charge.  However, our Live Delivery Guarantee does not apply to these Orders.  To get pricing for Shipping outside of the lower 48 US States, Call us at 812-272-8668 or email us at service@rfitropicalfish.com

**We have no Extra Packaging, Box or Additional Shipping Fees.  All Shipping Prices are Flat Rate Based on your shipping zone.**

RFI Shipping Zones


*Shipping on Plants, Food, Supplies, Guppies, Crayfish & Snails is 50% OFF the below rates.  

Zone 1

Order Subtotal
Weekday Delivery
Saturday Delivery
$0 - $24.99
$19.99
$39.99
$25 - $74.99
$24.99
$44.99
$75 - $149.99
$34.99
$54.99
$150 - $249.99  
$44.99
$64.99
 best value
$250 +
$54.99
$74.99

Zone 2

Order Subtotal
Weekday Delivery
Saturday Delivery
$0 - $24.99
$24.99
$44.99
$25 - $74.99
$34.99
$54.99
$75 - $149.99
$44.99
$64.99
$150 - $249.99 
$54.99
$74.99
 best value
$250 +
$64.99
$84.99

Zone 3

Order Subtotal
Weekday Delivery
Saturday Delivery
$0 - $24.99
$29.99
$49.99
$25 - $74.99
$39.99
$59.99
$75 - $149.99
$49.99
$69.99
$150 - 249.99 
$59.99
$79.99
 best value
$250 +
$69.99
$89.99

Zone 4

Order Subtotal
Weekday Delivery
Saturday Delivery
$0 - $24.99
$34.99
$54.99
$25 - $74.99
$44.99
$64.99
$75 - $149.99
$54.99
$74.99
$150 - 249.99 
$64.99
$84.99
 best value 
$250 +
$74.99
$94.99

Shipping Example: The below illustration is an example of the benefits of our Flat Rate Shipping.  The more fish you fit in your box, the cheaper it is to ship each fish.


Shipping Process:

1. To make sure that you receive the most healthy species of fish available and to reduce the travel stress on your aquatic life, your order will be shipped direct to your door using our system developed specifically for live tropical freshwater and aquarium fish.  Visit our page that details our Live Fish Delivery process by clicking here.

2. After your order is placed, you will be receiving a confirmation email that contains your order details.  This email will NOT contain tracking information and it will not confirm when we will ship your fish.  Remember that it typically takes 2 - 3 BUSINESS DAYS for us to process your order.

3. You will receive a phone call or an email from us within the next 1 - 2 business days.  It's very important that you return our call or email so that we can confirm and verify your order and answer any questions you may have.

4. We will contact you again the day before your shipment is shipped with FedEx tracking information.  You will NOT receive that tracking information in an automated email and it will NOT be sent to you in any of the prior confirmation emails.  Tracking information is only given after we have communicated with you regarding your order.

5. After you receive your fish, it is your responsibility to follow the proper steps to safely acclimate your new aquarium life to your aquarium.  If you have questions regarding proper acclimation of your fish, please feel free to call us at 812-272-8668 so that we can help you make the most of your new purchase.

Please Note: We encourage someone to be available at the time of delivery to prevent the aquatic life from being exposed to the elements and extreme temperatures. Not being available to quickly unpack and properly acclimate your fish is done at your own risk and we are not liable for fish that die as a result.

Return Policy:     

1. The shipping package you receive will include a packing slip which details the items in your order and the amount that you have been charged. If this packing slip differs from what was received, please notify us immediately by filling out our Claim Form.

2. Because of the specific packaging procedures for all freshwater tropical fish, our main concern is for the well-being of all the products that we offer.  Therefore we cannot accept any returns of any freshwater tropical fish. We ask you to please make your selections very carefully.

3. In the unfortunate event you have a fish that does not arrive alive and healthy, please promptly fill out our Claim Form so that we can give you instructions that allow us to receive evidence of expired tropical fish. 

4. We never want fish to arrive dead at your door.  In the unfortunate incident that you have fish that die as a result of the shipping process, our policy is that You the customer pay the return shipping charge.  However, it is our responsibility to make sure you get your new shipment promptly with a great deal for replacing your fish.