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Old 01-10-2011, 08:27 AM   #1 
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Aquabid

I was just wondering.
I have read alot on this site about another site called aquabid, i looked it up and wow! i have never seen such beautiful fish.
Now my question is, it seems most of these sellers ship all around the world.
I live in australia and one buyer i was looking at ships from thiland.
How does the shipping work? I look at the site and wonder.. will i buy the fish and it dies by the time it gets here ect, so was wondering all yalls opnions on the matter. is it safe to buy from that site, knowing where i live ect, how is the stress lvl for a fish being shipping cross seas ect. Please let me know ^.^
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #2 
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Aquabid is a great site. The breeder ships it from thailand to a transhipper in your country. The transshipper ships it to you. Most breeders have a dead on arrival (DOA) policy. The stress isn't as bad for bettas as it is for other fish, and all the pet store fish were shipped this way so on't feel like your making the fish stressed.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #3 
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What do u mean by tran shipper? (sorry just really curious, never thought people would ship animals ^.^ ) like how long from the time its shipped will it get to you est? like does the tran shipper bring it to your door? thanks for answering aswell,
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #4 
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The trans shipper has a license to receive the fish from thailand. The transhipper checks on the fish, then sends it to your house through UPS or another similar service. It takes about two days. One day from thailand to transhipper, one day from trans shipper to you. Hope I helped
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Yes that helped heaps!!! thank you sooo much! guess i know where im going to get my 2 new bettas for my birthday ^.^
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:44 PM   #6 
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Just make sure you find out ahead of time the shipping costs. Using a transhipper can get EXPENSIVE in some cases!!!
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #7 
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yea i have sent a message to the one here in australia, just waiting on a reply :)
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:03 PM   #8 
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bump.... so if the betta cost $25 US dollars..... how much total if i want a betta from thailand and live in california? anyone done this?
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Probably about 60$.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:19 AM   #10 
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I live in Australia as well, and if you don't want to directly buy a fish from Aquabid but want something of the same quality, the main transhipper Jodi also sells bettas she has imported herself.

Here's her Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Fishchick65 and it usually gets updated every month or so. I purchased a pair of white crowntails that had been imported from Thailand, and they arrived in excellent condition. Better yet, I didn't have to wait for them to come out of quarantine because they were already in the country.
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