fleetfish // I saw a masked red VT next to my Luna at the store and was tempted to buy him... And next him were two impressive dragon bettas and one masked orange VT. They were all for $2-4 so it was incredibly tempting to buy them all. If only! I'm glad your lovely boy is beginning to relax and soon he'll get extra space to swim around :). I've seen many girls at Petsmart and Petco but I've never seen a double tail female. A few boys with DT but no girls so I'd say you were pretty lucky to find one! Sometimes I wish my Luna would flare for me but she's so curious about her surroundings that she just has no interest in anything "scary" or her neighbor, Billy. But I just got her two days ago so maybe one day!
KFoster // Aquabid... I can't tell you how many hours I spend on that website just looking at all the bettas I want but can't buy. Even if I had the money and space, I've never bought anything off Aquabid so it's rather intimidating to think about the process of buying fish online. I've read a few articles on how to buy fish online but I'm worried that I'll be even more worried every second until the fish arrived. I can only imagine how exciting it is to buy fish from Aquabid though! PS: Apollo is awesome! I'm rather jealous :). I have a very soft spot for marbles as my very first betta was a marbled boy and he was the most hardy fish I've ever had and was there for me during some very rough times. I miss him dearly. Of course, after I bought my latest boy last month, I drive to a different Petco and find a gorgeous blue and white halfmoon marble that I nearly cried about. I wanted it so bad but my boyfriend at the time said no to a second fish and I sadly had to pass him. But I still think about him! At the same time I'm very grateful and blessed to have my Billy and Luna with me.
Thank you for sharing your stories! I don't have any friends who are interested in fish (or see a point in having them) so I torture my boyfriend to listen to all my joys and rants with fish lol. It's a lot of fun to read everyone's stories.
Thanks Pendulum. I was quite taken by both of mine. Winter is a feisty little guy, you can tell he's only a few months old, and his fin is starting to turn red, so I can't wait to see what marble tricks he has up his sleeve.
I didn't even know I'd like copper's until I saw Apollo in person. He shines a brilliant purple on his scales and that orange tail is just so vibrant and flowy. He is a little more chill at home but he flares at his reflection when I show him the mirror. I need to get a pic of it as he has a perfect orange stripe in his beard which is just beautiful!
As for aquabid, I was a little nervous too, definitely. But I made sure the seller had excellent feedback, and I felt more at ease. I contacted her through the site before I placed the bid, and she was more than accommodating with answers to my questions and worries, and fast too. I think I found a really great seller on there, and they only post once and awhile. I wouldn't hesitate again as long as the seller's neutral/negative feedback was few to none!
Well actually I would hesitate because ground shipping in Canada is 2x the price it is in the states. But other than that, I was pleased with how smooth and easy it ended up being. And if my Winter lasts a long time, I would consider it again.