Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Marin County, CA
When I got Floyd I was notified by the seller that he had shipped the betta June 19. I got contacted by Julie the same day that it would arrive to her the following day Monday June 20th. So yeah according to them it only took one day. She told me she ships on tuesdays, the morning after the shipment arrives.... So she probably shipped him already yesterday and hopefully because it must obviously be hot in dallas that she took the initiative to add a cold pack.
My guess is she shipped 2-3 day priority and you should get the fish before the end of the week. Sure would be nice if she called you about it or gave you a tracking number I agree. And I totally understand your worry... I probably would be freaking to be honest, but I am neurotic about my pets.
Anyway I would test the water he comes in for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates and especially ph. I was told that in thailand the fish are bred in acidic conditions with IAL, so if you have alkaline water, have some RO on hand to try to acclimate him better. When I get mine I plan on putting betta spa in the QT tank. Has IAL and some salt, and will make the tank darker.
Also he will have been in the dark literally for days so don't turn the lights on him for a while and try to keep his tank dark.
Hang in there Joey! You're almost home :)
Pretty Boy Floyd - Platinum Red HM Dragon - Fluval Chi 6.6
Baby Face Nelson - Gold Platinum HM Dragon - Ecopico
Dillinger - Opaque White OHM Dragon - 15 gallon planted
Plum & Bodhi - Boston Terriers
Last edited by lessandler; 07-20-2011 at 03:34 AM.