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Old 12-29-2010, 11:39 PM   #11 
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Well she used a styrofoam box filled with more bits of styrofoam and a heat pack in one corner, and the betta in a diagonal corner, double bagged and wrapped in newspaper. The water level was 1/3 to 1/2 of the bag. I've never had a problem with her, either...but USPS practically stuffed him into my mail box. It was probably their poor handling with the poor little guy.
Hmm...was he packed tightly? Any movement is bad during shipping.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:41 PM   #12 
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Hmm...was he packed tightly? Any movement is bad during shipping.
Actually, not really...the bag might have wiggled around a little, but it didn't have much space to go. There was only three or four rather thin, small strips of styrofoam...maybe 1/4 inch thick, two-three pieces about 2'' by 2.5'' and one bigger one about 3'' by 4''
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:02 AM   #13 
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That's gonna cause a lot of stress. The box gets jostled and slammed during shipment. I think he's just stressed out. Just keep him warm, in the dark, and in shallow water.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:04 PM   #14 
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Yeah, I'm going to be placing IAL in there soon...I think I'm going to use a full 8'' one to make it super dark >.<

What I wanna know is....will his pectorals ever get better? the one on his right side is like...curling under itself..and they both look kinda bruised.. and will his scales heal / be replaced?
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Sheeesshhh what a ride threw the postal service that was for him...
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:27 PM   #16 
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Luckily I've never had any problems with shipping fish.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:56 PM   #17 
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Well, will his pectoral fins return to normal? They look pretty crummy and damaged right now..
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:44 AM   #18 
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Well, will his pectoral fins return to normal? They look pretty crummy and damaged right now..
My bad, I'm terrible at betta anatomy. His ventral/pelvic fins**...will they ever be normal again?
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I think with some tlc and over time he'll improve. I think he'll improve with warm, clean water.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #20 
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What DQ said. They'll grow back in a few weeks.
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