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Old 08-29-2010, 08:37 PM   #41 
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I think if you put it in an insulated box it would be fine. I wouldn't leave the fish in the car long periods of time though. Shipping might be the least stress free method, for $35 your fish will arrive overnight.

Man.. you gave me a great idea.. "Betta sitting".. I could watch people's fish over breaks. I don't know anyone with bettas in my dorm though so that's not going to fly very far.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 AM   #42 
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Thank you for your input!! It means a lot and it helps me greatly! I still have a lot of time before I get the fish, so I have a lot of time to think about the 'big move' and so I will continue to prepare and think about what will happen! I want my fishy to be healthy :)

Haha, betta sitting..So fun! Pet sitting is actually pretty rewarding, and you can keep VERY busy, maybe not in a dorm area but with single people who have to travel for work and have pets who can't be boarded..it works. :) It would be nice to know there can be betta babysitters out there who actually aren't going to ignore the poor fish! I've heard some scary stories out there!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #43 
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The only thing I hate about shipping is we all know the boxes are not getting handled the way we would handle them, or in some cases the way they should be handled. The next reason I hate shipping is because the fish is in a black hole he cant tell what the heck is going on why is it going on he cant see and the his tail is smaking him in the face, so what does he do take's a big bite right out of his tail. Or get's so stressed out he get's sick..
That's why I was thinking you could pack him all up really nice like your going to ship him but then leave the top open so he can see still some light can come in, and put some of that mirror looking insolation in there to try to keep the temp from going up and down, and even if it does.. The temp goes up or down slow because of the insolation stuff...
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:54 PM   #44 
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My last Aquabid order the mail man didn't even drop our fish off he just walked back to the truck with a box saying LIVE FISH on it. So we had to go to the post office and then they told us to go back to our house where he was waiting with my fish......well at least they were fine and healthy, they were'nt even dull colored or shocked when I took them out.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:59 PM   #45 
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That's better than my mail guy.. he left two females sitting on my dads truck!! This was in June!! They were both ok but I was livid.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:14 AM   #46 
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I know, I hear horror stories all the time... I know someone who ordered a chinese water dragon from basically the reptile equivalent of aquabid... The stupid breeder put in an ice pack instead of a heat pack...He was FROZEN SOLID, stiff as a ROCK! She immediately assumed he was dead and was just in tears, but her boyfriend heated him slowly in warm water...somehow he made an incredible recovery!! He's alive today!

Right now it seems driving is an impossibility unless someone responsible decides to drive as well. The only person driving is just...Well, you know how you 'might' end up with a dead betta? I WILL end up with a dead betta if I leave it up to HIM!! He has left his dogs locked in the car in over 100 degree weather, trust me, he won't take care of my fish. I am hoping and praying someone else will drive, maybe I'll meet a friend this year who lives in my area who is driving home? But that's a long way away, I'll keep thinking about it and asking around, but it isn't like it is going to be decided now or anything.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:06 PM   #47 
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Check this site out: www.transfishing.com
Its a site specifically for shipping fish. It's awesome.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:30 PM   #48 
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Oh wow!! That's a really neat website! Has anyone used them before?

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:41 PM   #49 
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Actually, how does the whole trans shipping thing work? I see it on aquabid and websites from Thailand... It seems you have options on who to choose, so I'm curious how that is done?
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Actually, how does the whole trans shipping thing work? I see it on aquabid and websites from Thailand... It seems you have options on who to choose, so I'm curious how that is done?
Ya thats the problem. Its for shipping to other countries, so a transshipper is a person who gets your fish from the breeder and they in turn ship your fish to you. luckily I have one here in Denver and shes one of the tops ones so I can just go over and pick them up if I wanted too :)
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