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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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To label or not to label?

I'm shipping out some bettas to another memeber...do you guys think I should label my boxes as LIVE FISH? All I have on the box is HOLD FOR PICK UP. Should I also label it FRAGILE or THIS END UP?

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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Definitely label it, although many people don't and their fish arrive fine, it is probably a good idea to do it, just to be sure.

It's really the eyes that get me. They aren't like goldfish or guppies, these guys can speak to you if you are willing to watch them and listen.
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Ok thanks! I went ahead and labeled it...I'll post pics of the box soon.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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Lol you really did plaster it with stickers. Is this your first time shipping fish?

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Lol you really did plaster it with stickers. Is this your first time shipping fish?
I shipped for a relative before but they weren't bettas.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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depending on the people who handle the package even though it is labeled like that they might still treat it like dirt some people dont care whats in the package or in what condition it arrives in as long as they get paid
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depending on the people who handle the package even though it is labeled like that they might still treat it like dirt some people dont care whats in the package or in what condition it arrives in as long as they get paid
True, very true. But I'll be packing them fairly well to be able to handle it. I'll make a video of the packing.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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If this helps at all....I talked to another member of IBC at a show that refuses to ship live any of his fish at all after seeing how some postal workers in the NY area treat boxes labeled as holding live fish.
He works receiving live fish daily.
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If this helps at all....I talked to another member of IBC at a show that refuses to ship live any of his fish at all after seeing how some postal workers in the NY area treat boxes labeled as holding live fish.
He works receiving live fish daily.
I've had a couple of shipments from NY that were labeled live fish...no problems...maybe it's his specific PO?

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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