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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 12:23 PM
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I think I'd be too nervous to do it. I'd be devistated if I picked the most prettiest male OHM and he was DOA. I'd be worrying constantly until he got here. I stress about such minor things so this really would be enough to have my hair falling out!

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 06:46 PM
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I also find that not being allowed to have another fish helps. When I see a fish on the classifieds that is being neglected and sold because the owner is bored, trying not to save it is just really hard. On the other hand, I know the fish on AB are well cared for, and will go to good homes. They don't *need* me.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 12:27 AM
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I stayed away from Aquabid for the longest time. Shipping from Thailand is expensive with all the added costs...... Silly KadenJames..... She got me looking there lately. I found a fish I REALLY want to buy but I can't afford to. I have been trying not to look now at all. If I don't know what's there I can't think about "the fish that got away." I visit the fish I found daily though. I'm just waiting for him to be sold.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 05:47 PM
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There must be a way, though I haven't figured it out yet, to permit oneself to visit Aquabid (to "go fishin'") without feeling seriously tempted by the fishes or excluded from partaking in what should be a fun ritual. Perhaps the thought that one is not looking at baubles or ornaments, but living beings who need love and care, can forestall the urge to press a button and send a fish hurtling through real space and time. It almost has to be prohibitively expensive, to prevent all but deliberate decisions. Someone mentioned the perils of PetCo and PetSmart--or portions thereof--and I know I can't visit those parts of the store, or the wanting will start, a small voice that says, "Look at me!" I think these places appeal in part because they feel like our very own personal betta show, any day of the week. And if we postpone our inclinations and wait to visit a real betta show, there is always the danger there of feeling the pull of that special fish. It's a real quandary.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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Guess they better start a Betta Anonymous club.. we are all addicted..lol:)
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 07:04 PM
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i love oogling the Thai fish, but the price alone keeps me away. Todd was bought from a US seller, and was only $27 total, so... :B
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