The mailman just dropped a box from Thailand (well, actually from Fresno).
Two males and three females. Here are the Aquabid photos... I will post some of my own photos once the fish have recovered from their jet lag.
This guy chewed his tail up pretty bad
. From Patsayawan (Thitipong):
This guy looks fine
From Aquastar71 (Kit):
This little lady is really something
. From 1960 (Chalerm):
Two other females that were not pictured at auction were from Patsayawan, a sibling to the tailbiter, and a blue HM BTF.
They are all much larger than my domestic Bettas, and are doing fine. They have already snacked on some frozen brine shrimp.
The plan is to spawn the yellow HM BTF sibling pair, and the blue/yellow HM BTF x blue/yellow HM as soon as they are ready.
Communication with all three breeders went well, especially Chalerm. Communication with the trans-shipper, not so well.