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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Aquabid, why?

So, I've broken my Aquabid maiden after over a year of browsing and being too scared to go for it.. It was an Emmygolf giant that finally got me. I don't usually like Kois but my god this girl is beautiful.
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Can someone explain what I should do now? I've always been confused and this was spur of the moment, her listing was ending, and I went for it.

I chose Koo Yang, since I hear good things about him. I just paid the amount to Emmygolf. And I contacted Koo Yang asking what the process is, but I'd like to know before he gets back to me so I don't seem like too much of an idiot. Our 'Buying from Aquabid' sticky didn't help me much, I'm still confused.


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 12:33 AM
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Koo Yang will tell you the prices for shipping and handling and then you pay him. Then emmygolf ships the fish and Koo Yang picks them up from the airport and then mails the fish to you.



Koo Yang is pretty good. I used him for my most recent fish Rouleau.

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Just so you know, Tourmaline, your new girl will eventually turn all red bodied and then black scaling over top as red Koi tend to do. She may keep her coloration for a few weeks but shipping typically triggers marbling so she may arrive more red than she is in her photos. That's the only bad thing about red koi and why I stay away from them. Yellow Koi tend to be a little more stable, at least, for a few more weeks before the yellow starts to set in but usually they keep the black/white/blue dots instead of having the black take over eventually.

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I know, but thank you. I don't mind. I did want a yellow Koi but I couldn't say no to a beautiful giant female, I've been looking for one that's a good size. If she wasn't a giant, I probably wouldn't have gotten her.


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Thinking of breeding her with your red giant male? ;P she's gorgeous!

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That thought has crossed my mind more than once, but it's not going to happen. xD Breeding is just scary to get into. If I had bought them as breeders, I wouldn't mind, but imagining either of them torn up from breeding or possibly killed would kill me.


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Yeah true that. I have had a couple fish I have thought about breeding but alas, my fear of losing either parent and no space for all the jars for baby boys stop me.

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Okay, I hate to reopen and post on this, but I figured it would be better than starting another thread.. How long does the shipping process from Thailand into the US usually take? She was shipped on the 17th to Koo Yang, but I've had no updates or contact from Emmygolf or Koo Yang since paying for her shipping.


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He may be delayed due to Christmas and the mess that the post office is. Try calling him if you can. IIRC, he responds better to calls than to emails. Likely they'll ship after the new year when everything calms down a bit more. That's the best case scenario. Typically it only takes a few days after the transhipper receives the fish and then ships them off again. But the holidays kind of complicate things.

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I've sent him 2 emails with no reply.. I haven't worked up the courage to call him yet (I have pretty bad social anxiety), but I'm starting to get really worried. I'm about to contact Emmygolf and see if she's been sent out yet, or if they know of any complications with Koo Yang's shipment. I've always heard good things about him as a transshipper, but I'm starting to get really frustrated, especially considering he cut off contact directly after receiving payment for her shipping.


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