OK, so two bettas are apparently not enough when you have an extra tank and it fits perfectly on newly remodeled bathroom counter - my neighbor suggested it, I'm not taking all the blame. Hubby said, "happy valentine's day!" ( Thank goodness for another holiday just in time!)
So I very rarely wander thru aquabid but this time I got stuck on two. Went back looked again next day. And next. Then I called the mysterious transshipper in FL Jesse to see if he really exists. SOLD!!!! Jesse was wonderful, so helpful and informative - AND he knew my seller (as in "he gets hundreds of fish from him and they look good "). The second fish I was considering he did not know seller plus no reviews so just no (even though that seller emailed me he had just switched from ebay to aquabid hence no reviews.)
So the first fish that caught my eye was in fact the known seller fish so back to aquabid I go, and what do you know, the second fish has a bid on it. It's a sign!!! First fish is meant to be mine! So I bid the start price with no increase and won. (I should mention I had seller email me a video beforehand too.)
So I'm excited and praying for my new crowntail (I'm partial to crowntails because my DT Rosetail is a tail snacker, and my other CT king already comes shredded LOL!) to travel safely and warmly and arrive happily to a new loving home! He should get to me around 1/30. Will be a long two weeks..
ACCLIMATION ADVICE WELCOME - or tips from anyone who has traveled down this path successfully or otherwise. NAME IDEAS TOO - you all are great at that - I think he looks like a sunset at twilight but is twilight too simple? The seller calls him an Amsterdam crowntail no idea why - but Amsterdam related names maybe? He is also my 3rd betta so trio related names? Or whatever you see...
Thank you all so much for any help you can spare.