She's here! She looks like the trip was kind of upsetting, but she's very active!
Pale and stressed, but that will fade soon, I'm sure. I have a split 10 gallon waiting
for her, but it needs a heater, so as soon as I get that in the mail, probably tomorrow,
she'll go in. For now she's in a small lily bowl. It's temporary! She's got a betta heating
pad under the rocks, so she's warm, no worries!
She's ready to get out of that dang bag!
The post office gave me some problems. they tried to tell me only goldfish could be
sent through USPS..... i had to open the package to show her the fish. I took Tidbit
out and the USPS woman asked what kind of fish she was. So I told her it was a female
betta... She said it couldn't be, it didn't have long enough fins... So I had to explain
about betta females having short fins. She said they had only ever had one other person
receive a fish and the man told them it was a fish, but when he opened it it was "One of
those bottom feeding poop eater things" (In the woman's words, not mine) and she didn't
think that was a fish, so they sent the package an hour away to Knoxville and the man
had to go there to apply to get it.. I'm going to look up the Tennessee laws and regulations
on transporting fish right now so if it happens again I can whip that out and deal with the
problem right away.
But in the end Tidbit came home with me and everything is fine!
Oh, and I am SO fish brained right now. We went out to eat last night, the waitress was new
and very nervous, so I drew her something... I folded the rest of the paper into a pocket and
put her tip in it, she was much less nervous when we left.
I'll post more pics of Tidbit when she colors up!