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Old 05-13-2013, 01:16 AM   #721 
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Mine are moving later this year. Mum said no fish on the new carpet. I will have to move them down into our rumpus, but she is getting a powder room area with a sink fitted out for me and buying a couple of racks that I am going to properly kit out so it's not so bad.

Trying to talk her into letting me keep one tank upstairs. I was thinking maybe imbellis or smaragdina male in a 30x30x30cm tank on my bedside table. Have it all natural with some leaf litter and duckweed/hydrilla/frogbit etc.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:36 AM   #722 
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go with imbellis they are much more beautiful
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:07 AM   #723 
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Yeah I am leaning more towards an imbellis. I am going to have to import one because the quality of the ones I've seen in Australia are pretty ordinary. This will be in my fantasy future of course because right now I will have to busk on the street if I want more fish haha.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:19 AM   #724 
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is there a transhipper in Australia? if so maybe i can get you a pure wild caught from my friends when your ready ^^
maybe something like this
PURE BEAUTY! this alone KNOCKS OFF all the show bettas off the shelf lol
Natures creation is the best of all


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Old 05-13-2013, 02:37 AM   #725 
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Yeah see it was your photos in the first place that made me like them. Most of the ones on Google are not that good. Stunning male. Is he a father or just one of your single ones?

We have to ship everything from Bangkok to get it to the main importer in Australia. So the wild bettas I purchased from Indonesia, had to be shipped to the shipper Preecha (I think that's his name) in Bangkok, and then they are shipped to Jodi-Lea who is the only real person that does individual imports from AB etc.

Then the fish spends 7 days in quarantine, before they get packed up and shipped a couple thousand kilometres to me in Melbourne.

Luckily Jodi-Lea has the magic touch with bettas so out of more than 50 fish I've only had one DOA.

Also show splendens don't hold a flame to wild bettas. Some wilds are kind of blah, but there are others when they colour up that they almost don't seem real.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #726 
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This guy was wild caught from the deep jungles of Malaysia. im breeding him soon with a female thats caught from the same place

all my fishes are shipped from Bangkok, Thailand also
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #727 
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Imbellis are definitely more striking, BUT I have an infinite weakness for Smaragdina....Actually I have gained a new appreciation for wild splendens now that I have a couple pair Wild caught from Phitsanulok province. Like you all know once you go wild.......

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #728 
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speaking of smaragdinas i have young wild caught pair very good looking. wild caught smaragdinas are hard to obtain because they are only found in Northeastern Thailand and not everyone from Bangkok goes there. The only reason i got 1 pair was because my Thai friend went there on a Holiday and caught some and he sent 1 pair for free to me. Lucky me ^^

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #729 
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Wouldn't it be nice to travel, have a holiday vacation with family, and oh by the way scoop a couple fish to take home!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #730 
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Wild bettas are so beautiful. The more i research and look at pictures.

When we start to breed, I am firmly of the opinion we are going to only breed 100% wild. To help preserve and populate the best fish to be had.
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