Yeah sometimes when the fins are just right I think they look lovely! I don't know what makes them "right," probably fin proportion to head and to the other fins. I feel like that with hmpks too, I'm super specific. Almost has to be something I've never seen before, or something I've seen before done perfectly, with good ray branching, and combined with the feeling you get when you see the perfect betta :) Sometimes I see a technically perfect betta and there's no feeling for me so I'm not interested. Other times I see a perfect super blue dragon, which is sort of "boring" you know? An all blue betta, but something about him or her will jump out at me. Do you or does anyone else have experiences like this?
I've imported probably 25 bettas or so, all from Thailand from various breeders through Jennifer Vivernos. Let's say you win a fish for $15. Add $5 to ship to U.S., so we're at $20. For that one fish with overnight shipping and all that goes with it, you're up to about $58 for fish and shipping to your home. Adding fish to the shipping cost is only like $3 a fish after that initial high cost. But... then you have the $20 - however much you want to spend per fish adding onto total cost.
I'd say I've spent around a $500? Not really sure to be honest. Probably more actually, it's kind of amazing when you sit to think about it. Part of the reason for this is I have had an unusually high frequency of DOA fish. Shipping is non-refundable, so getting a replacement fish costs you another $35 in shipping, or more. I've had like 6 or 7 DOA fish, and I'm almost 100% positive it's the mail carriers here. They give the wrong people the wrong stuff all the time, and hardly anyone else has DOA's, even with priority shipping which is slower. This time, I'm going to have Jennifer write THIS SIDE UP - LIVE ANIMAL on the box 1000 times and hope it makes a difference.
Hey I have a question about aquabid. If a bid on an item without buying it now, I would just wait for the action to be fully closed then do I contact the seller and give him or her my info? Sorry about the stupid question I just really need to win the plants lol.
No it's ok. Yeah you just have to wait until the auction runs out. I always go to the auction at the very end to make sure no one outbids me. You get a notification from aquabid saying you've won, and you can reply to that (it will go to the seller) or you can wait for the seller to contact you. Sometimes they already have your information as provided by aquabid, other times they will just ask you for it at auction end.
I was about to bid on him for my final slot but two people already did! Holy cow! He's awesome.
he really is. was kind of wondering what the babies would look like if he was bred with the little black girl you're bidding on for me, lol. he'd probably make awesome babies with Betty too if he was big enough for her
I think I'm finished... I have 3 of my own to pay for as well as one for Tisia as a gift for helping care for my fry when I was away. As much as I like him, I'll still have rent to pay next month, you know? So that's deterring me. But ... I keep going back to look. We shall see.