If your fish do not arrive alive or perish within 14 days of arrival, Pet Fish For Sale will gladly give you livestock credit for the purchase price of the item(s) lost. 

For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees.
  • For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance.
  • A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss.
  • We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases.
  • Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued.
  • Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or against any livestock purchase.
  • 14-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped.
  • Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered.

Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information.


  • If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice.
  • Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered.
  • Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening.

Livestock Care:

  • Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead.
  • Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. 

Saltwater Fish Parameters:
Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters:

  • Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant 
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.3 
  • Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 
  • Ammonia: 0.0 ppm 
  • Nitrite: 0.0 ppm 
  • Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm 

Arrive Alive Guarantee ONLY

If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information.

Aquarium Supplies Warranty 

Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you 

Guarantee Restriction: 

All of our livestock has a guarantee to arrive alive. However for some species we cannot offer a guarantee beyond arrival for one or more reasons outlined below. Some species do not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition.