Senshine: I almost bought the 2nd boy w/blue & orange patches...I, too (Matt), love his dalmation spots of dark orange!
I bought a petco "King" betta....mostly dark blue plakat w/some red wash...they don't sell females so I've been contemplating getting a "giant" female but none have spoken to me (is it just me or do they have horrible finnage and lines on the giants...sometimes I don't "get" the craze over giant bettas!). My "king" looks like a giant, is 3inches long, and was an awesome father of over 150 fry (bred him to a normal red girl)...I swear he didn't eat 1 egg, was always cleaning/rearranging his brood..He was the one I rescued the day he arrived at our petco...they were busy and hadn't put the new shipment of bettas in their cups....they come in little (2inch) plastic bag triangles...like they "food saver" melt the 2 edges together making a tiny triangle that the regular HMs have difficulties getting comfortable.....there was no way a "king" or "giant" would be able to handle it....it was so sickening!....he couldn't keep all of his body in water at same time!
Isn't he cute? If that guy doesn't get back to me by tomorrow I think I'll bid on him.
That's so horrible! I'm glad your guy was such a good dad though:)
Does anyone know if you have to pay extra for the seller to take an auction down if it has no bids? I'd rather not get into a bidding war, and I don't want to BIN for over $10 over the starting bid.
All you can do is ask....I think some sellers would be quite accommodating (like Siwat), but others not so much. Also, they may charge a couple of dollars more than the starting bid. They get more accommodating the closer they get to the buyer's ship date....lol....if they want the auction to be over sooner so they can ship the fish on your date.