Originally Posted by asglrain
are fish checked by customs from mainland? Just wounding if it would slow there shipment and decrease there chance of survivability. since there are few pet shops on the island.
plants seems to survive the trips very well. only got 1 set dead but those spent 1 month in transit from a foreign country.
The best way to find out about the plants and fish and customs for the Islands is to send some emails to reputable aquatic plant and fish dealers. Hawaii may have some different restrictions than the mainland because of its tropical climate. There are real problems with invasive species in your state. Not a problem here in Las Vegas, or St. Paul.
I have ordered plants and fish via UPS and FedEx, but shipping can be costly. I do think there are some aquarium clubs nearby; did you check this out? They may not be on your island but it could be a start.