View Full Version : How long will coral live in the bag?

06-12-2018, 09:35 PM
So I'm traveling and thinking of grabbing a couple of coral Thrusday evening but wont be home until Friday evening. Will LPS coral live in a bag for 24 hours where temps would fall to 20ish degrees? I'd just be putting them in my suitcase.

I assume it takes at least 24 hours from the wholesaler to get them to the stores but do they ship with heat packs or anything?


06-12-2018, 09:47 PM
Use an insulated lunch bag. Just try to keep the bag out of extreme weather conditions and you should be golden.

06-13-2018, 01:58 AM
depends on the corals, anywhere from 24hrs to well... ive forgotten about corals and theyve lasted a week in the bag, they wernt happy but they lived

06-14-2018, 02:20 PM
I shipped a couple of coral via Scare Canada to Alberta a year ago and as per usual they lost the shipment and it sat in Toronto for 4 days before arriving at its destination of the 6 pieces I sent 5 lived

As long as you package properly they can live quite some time

06-15-2018, 02:56 PM
Well we'll see, I bought 3 last night at 6:00, they are in my suitcase and I should be home around 5 tonight. Hope they survive the trip...lol

06-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Well got off the plane, checked my bag and some water leaked but for the most part the coral seem totally happy after their 24 hour journey...

06-16-2018, 09:12 PM
Hahaha nice! Let's see some pics!

06-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Got a pineapple coral, an acan frag (still opening) and a pink frogspawn...

06-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Man I want a pink frogspawn .....it will come eventually