Ive purchased fish from ttbetta, patsaywan, and elegantbetta. All were very good. The Giant pair from elegantbetta arrived a couple weeks ago and are just outstanding, I highly recommend the quality of Danais Giants. Yes as percyfyshshelly said only one transhipper in Canada he is pretty good but is very pricey and he should stop ever using the Canada Post to ship the fish.
I only bought a betta on aquabid once, and it was from Jennifer Viveros (hopdiggity on Aquabid), who also happens to be a transhipper. I really like her. She answered all my questions and concerns (not at the fastest pace, but she did eventually), and packed my boy wonderfully. Highly recommend purchasing from her/using her as a transhipper.
I am waiting on my three Bettas and I am using Linda Olsen as my trans shipper. This is my first time doing this and so far I'm not happy! I paid shipping charges that she told me Tuesday for $31.60, she emails me today asking me for payment for shipping and says its only $30.00. And she said I had four fish, which I didn't I only ordered three!!!!
I wonder if these trans shippers keep our fish for awhile and breed them with their own before shipping them to us, I mean seriously why would someone have your fish for two weeks?????
Not sure I trust her, we'll see when my fish get here. But sent her about three emails and she has not responded.
Keep in mind that she's not transhipping just your fish. They come in a box of around 100, and sometimes the seller waits until he has to ship that many fish before he actually ships it so that it isn't that costly. And when the fish do arrive, the transhipper might do a water change. Think about doing a water change for over 100 fish. Takes a while. They have to repackage your fish into individual boxes and write the mailing address for a bunch of people, so that will also take a while. They ship their fish early in the week so to ensure that you get it on thurs/fri at the latest so that your fish does not get stuck at the post office on the weekends, and possibly be a DOA.
I never used Linda myself, but people have used her and got their fish to them no alive, so I say give her the benefit of the doubt.
Im new to this forum. Does anyone have links to these suppliers? Chaba, Siamimbellis, Ploybettas I have only betascapes and, are there any transshippers in PNW; Oregon or Washington?
I have never done this and am ready to do so. I contacted Linda, the lady in California cell is very unprofessional as it says her VM box has not been set up.
Thank you anyone in advance.