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Old 06-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #6361 
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Feng, you are correct in your assumption.

Less water is better because bettas tend to get more disoriented with more water while traveling with all the bumps and turns and what not. It also makes them not have to put much effort into finding their way to take a breath of water. - I always ship in about 2.5" that end up being about 3.5-4" tall, I fill it up so that it'll cover the betta's back when the bag is on it's side. It's what has worked best for me out of all the ways I have tried.
As long as you fast for a couple days, double dose with prime, and give them 1/3-1/2 water to 2/3 -1/2 air(ish) then you'll be in good shape.

Anyways, I came here because I was wondering why people are bidding so hard on this guy?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372289194

he is a good looker, but $70.00 for him? I just don't see it. There are plenty of other similar fish out there to bid on and probably with better finnage

IF I liked solids, I'd definitely bid on this guy though, he's nearly perfect besides some ray extension on the anal and a very slight spoonhead

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372289923

And this boy..oh this boy <3! I could see this guy going for $70!

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372289327




Poor boy!! Look at all that dragonscaling on his eye :( If I had seen him last week, he'd have been on this shipment to me.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1372433313

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #6362 
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Banleang has some even more nice ones up now!!
Bid on the first one, and highly considering buying the other 2 as well. What do you guys think?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372547259


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372547926


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1372548850
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #6363 
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Holy crap that first one is amazing....THEY'RE ALL AMAZING! I love the colors of the first one though...very wild cat-ish.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #6364 
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why do macha's fish glow?!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #6365 
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why do macha's fish glow?!
It's an old artist trick
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #6366 
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Like photoshop, or just the way he takes the pictures?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #6367 
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Like photoshop, or just the way he takes the pictures?
Nope it's actually in the color of the Betta's. If you want to make a color pop, set it off with it's compliment; yellow to purple, orange to blue, red to green. In this case it's white to black, the white is surrounded by the black giving it the appearance that it is indeed brighter and glowing. Also the yellow/orange to the blue scaling helps to draw your eye in and eventually leaves your eye at the tail where it appears to be glowing. Same thing happens if you use a gradient as I see in some of his other Betta's where the body is yellow/orange color and the fins start out extremely white and then eventually fade out to cellophane, inducing the glowing effect.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #6368 
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Ah, so it's selective breeding for the colors that give that effect? How interesting, Lil! Thank you for describing that!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #6369 
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Np! Yup just selective breeding on his part and knowing how color theory works. Knew my Art degree would come in handy one day XD
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #6370 
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Just won these 2 beauties:





Very excited, but Im confused about how I'm supposed to pay. I emailed both sellers and asked what my total was, is that okay? Or was I supposed to do something else?
Love, love, love the MG one!
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