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post #151 of 233 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 02:51 PM
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LOTS of jokers on ebay. I think people "drink & buy" & just never pay. The way the rules are set up now on ebay WAAAAY benefits the buyer. You should require PAYPAL ONLY as payment. Any serious buyers will have a PayPal account. The others are drunk or 12 years old. (Or drunk 12-year-olds.) Pardon to any 12-year-olds out there, no offense. I just know what I was like as an unsupervised 12-year-old. TG there was no internet then!!!!
Offering a "breeding" fish for $45 does weed out a few idiots, perhaps.
Do you send your own instructions for raising a healthy betta? Just curious.

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LOTS of jokers on ebay. I think people "drink & buy" & just never pay. The way the rules are set up now on ebay WAAAAY benefits the buyer. You should require PAYPAL ONLY as payment. Any serious buyers will have a PayPal account. The others are drunk or 12 years old. (Or drunk 12-year-olds.) Pardon to any 12-year-olds out there, no offense. I just know what I was like as an unsupervised 12-year-old. TG there was no internet then!!!!
Offering a "breeding" fish for $45 does weed out a few idiots, perhaps.
Do you send your own instructions for raising a healthy betta? Just curious.
when we start selling, we're gonna print off comprehensive instructions to go along with EVERY fish that goes out the door.

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I thought about putting some kind of instruction sheet but figured it would be a little insulting until I got an email recently asking where the acclimating information paper was that was supposed to come in the package with the Betta. I just assumed that if you're buying a Betta online that you've already done a little research on the subject. I didn't consider impulse buying or it being their first fish. I guess I''l have to carefully word it to include novices as well as those with more experience.

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WOW! Devil and Angel wolf NEVER compare to some of your BEAUTIFUL fish!

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To address the subject of instructions, I bought some Indian Almond leaves and got an insert saying "Hi! I'm Joe Betta! Did you know I come from the tropics?..." really abc general betta instructions aimed at a grade-school level education. Why would someone ordering leaves need them? I rolled my eyes, but the seller's heart is in the "write" place.
I'm a professional copywriter. Never insult the reader, even if they are 8. "Hi, I'm Joe Betta" is absurd. KISS: keep it simple. You can get so much more valuable information if you eliminate frivolity & stick to the most importand facts, and add LOTS of on-line resources for more info.

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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Whenever I get around to breeding, (and the spawning is successful and I have fry to sell as adults) I will be including instructions for acclimation as long as what I include in my water. I would never do, "Hi, I'm Joe Betta," but I do find that hilariously cute. I think we ordered from the same person, but that sounds familiar. Hah!


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OMG I feel so silly!!! I have been sitting here drooling over all these gorgeous veilatils (and rightly so they are pretty amazing) when all along I did not even stop and think 'hey I have owned a couple of pretty cool VT over the years' anyway here they are ENJOY!

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h how gorgeous!!!!


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post #159 of 233 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:28 AM
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Kuro use to be a veitail... then he tore it and..... :')
I still think he needs to be spanked...
then again... if i had a crazy big tail like that and my owner left the filter notched up.. I would probably bite it off too.


welll... now he looks like.. this

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He looks pretty miffed about it too! >_>

He's still handsome to me ^_~

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