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Old 05-11-2014, 10:03 AM   #9521 
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There are quite a few here that have bought fish from AB.

a lot seems to depend on the transhipper they use as well.

Unfortunately there have been a few cases of dead on arrivals or even being sick and dying not long after. But on the whole most here seem to have had successful shipments and been happy.

Just keep in mind if you do buy on AB that the seller will refund the fish in most cases of DOA. But not the shipping costs.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #9522 
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Wow,they are all beautiful.... Off to aquabid
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #9523 
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Most times the shipping costs more than the fish :<

My boy turned out fine but it was about $70 all together to get him from Thailand to here. I probably wouldn't order internationally again unless there was a fish I NEEDED to have.

I think the most important part of adding an internationally shipped fish to your tank is to take your time on acclimating. Water conditions are WAY different so the longer you take to let him acclimate is probably the best for him.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:00 PM   #9524 
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I live close enough to the Canadian transshipper I can pick them up directly. I've ordered about 20+ fish off Aquabid and I've only had negative-ish experiences with 3 of them and only had to leave bad feedback on one (Siam guy). If you look at the reviews you can usually see what's going on, and if you have further questions you can ask here.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #9525 
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Thanks. I just wanted to know.

My only drawback is the cost, the price of the fish isn't so bad in some cases but the shipping is what gets me. I'd hate to pay $75 bucks for a koi betta only to lose him during shipping. I normally try to get my fish locally or buy them from a retailer in L.A. that acquire them directly from Thailand breeders.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #9526 
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Hi guys, anyone know of US sellers on Aquabid who ship internationally? I'm trying to find a female pastel green or cambodian green locally but none of the breeders I've contacted here breed them. Pastels seem to be more common with the US sellers, from what I've observed. But I haven't come across any who ship internationally.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:18 PM   #9527 
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I saw this guy earlier. I really want to get a koi betta, I know of a fish store that gets them but they didn't have the markings I wanted like the one in these photos. He really looks like a mini koi.
Same here! I want a koi betta but I am picky on the markings. XD

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Whoa! He almost looks like a Angelfish with that black! Probably because I was just drawing angelfish lol but he looks amazing! Love his little face too ^_^

That's what I thought! Hahahaha!
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #9528 
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I like the ones that really look like the Showa koi. Like this


http://koiaddiction.eu/images/fish_forsale/showa.jpg

The fish store that did have one similar to that but one of the employees got him. :(

They sell koi bettas for $35 which is a far cry from the $100 price tag on Aquabid.
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I like the ones that really look like the Showa koi. Like this


http://koiaddiction.eu/images/fish_forsale/showa.jpg

The fish store that did have one similar to that but one of the employees got him. :(

They sell koi bettas for $35 which is a far cry from the $100 price tag on Aquabid.
YES! that is the same color of Betta I like too. XD But I want it to be female or a Plakat male. =P I don't care for the large fins when they have that Koi color. (that's just me though)
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #9530 
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I've seen some halfmoon males in that color that look handsome. But the halfmoon plakats aren't bad either. The store where I've seen koi bettas are all halfmoon plakats. They're smaller than the other bettas which are around 6 months to a year old so the koi ones are probably about 2 or 3 months.

I have a female halfmoon that I got at 2 months, now she's 9 months old and there's a night and day size difference.
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