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If you're looking for an amazing breeder who is in the US, I recommend Martias Pham. He has a page on FB called Texas Bettas Aquaradise: https://www.facebook.com/BETTASALEUSA

He has some gorgeous MG but they're long fin. He does HMPK's too and they are gorgeous. Just got another boy in from him and I adore him! If you asked him, he would happily show you some of the boys he has available! He has some gorgeous golds going up for sale soon! Just a thought is all. All his fish have been extremely healthy
Sorry looking back at my last reply I realize that might have read as snip-pity. If so it wasn't intended. I do appreciate your tips/leads for fish sources, I'm just fb illiterate ^^'' I did look through some of the post on the link you gave until fb harassed me 4 + times to login, got back to Aug posts and didn't see a boy that spoke to me, but I'll keep an eye on the page.



So my husband told me the name he's given his giant: Papillon as in the butterfly. From the irids in his fins I can see why my hubby though of this butterfly looking at the boy. I'm surprised though as I figured he's give him a more 'tough' name since the betta has a scar on his face. Name might change down the line.

Still not update on the usps tracking, I've been spam refreshing it.. One time I was kinda sleepy and thought I saw "arrival" instead of "origin" x.x
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Oh, sorry, I forgot I recommended him before lol. My bad. But he definitely doesn't post every boy that he has. But yeah, you'd have to have an account to see them. He does also have an account on here as well, he was supposed to put some up in the marketplace at one point but he got a little sidetracked I think But no worries

Wilds: Wajok, Rutilans, Siamentorialis, Hendra
Leopards: Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
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EEEEEEeeeEEEEeEeeeeeEEEEEEEeeee!!!

'Cuse me while I scream!

HE MADE IT!!!!

A day late, but I noticed he showed up at my post office this morning from tracking info. I called and ask them to hold him. I was told it would be an hour before the mailman was done sorting his parcels. 1 hour later tracking info updates to 'out for delivery' I call and ask if its really going out to the house or if it was held for me as I'd asked. Got a different (useless) employee who just looked up the tracking info.. ye I'm looking at it too. I asked your place to hold it, did you hold it? "Uuuhh... its out for delivery." =.= So wait on mailman. He comes.. and goes without ringing the doorbell (for package drop off). No package. So I go to the post office and after trying to explain I wanted a 'deliver' package 'held' to a woman that didn't speak English well another female employee piped up, confirmed my name and handed me my box! Get back to the car and nervously opened the box. No heat pack, no foam, my heart sinks, "he must be dead". I pull out a firm blob wrapped in news paper and undo the tape hiding the contents to find a wiggly non pale betta boy staring me down! I was so happy!! But omg was his tiny bag of water cold! I cranked the car heat and headed home with him back in the box (was worried about keeping him agaisnt me to warm up). Acclimated and now floating him to get up to temp before releasing ^^ He didn't get pale at all. Tried feeding him, he ate 1 pellet then spit out the next. Maybe he'll want some at dinner time.

He's steel blue, no visible signs of diamond eye*knock on all available wood*, has hawkeye markings (i think that's the term for the darker spots?) on his fins, and white tipped ventrals.

Look how sexy he is!




Mstery snail chose an odd spot to rest, right by drip line.. maybe talking to the betta through ti like a phone like ^^


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Oh, sorry, I forgot I recommended him before lol. My bad. But he definitely doesn't post every boy that he has. But yeah, you'd have to have an account to see them. He does also have an account on here as well, he was supposed to put some up in the marketplace at one point but he got a little sidetracked I think But no worries
No worries, and no need to watch his page now! ^^
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Wow, he made it! That's a tough booger. I hope he stays tough as he gets used to his new home!

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I'm so glad he made it home safe. He is very handsome.
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Never heard it called Hawkeye markings before but it's super cute! Mostly we call them Wild Type spots or just Wild spots since that's what they are lol. But Hawkeye spots sounds wicked adorable
Glad he made it to you. Braving the cold is easier for fish than braving the heat (less oxygen in hot water, not too terrible for anabantoids but other things happen too that make it difficult whereas cold water just means slower metabolism)
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I loved the stories of Xerxes flirting with your pen! How cute!

And I am SO GLAD your new betta arrived safely and vibrant. :) postal people.... Geesh.

I hear ya on Facebook, it is a no go for me too. The more people tell to sign up the more resistant I am. ;) I am so irritating. LOL
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'Cuse me while I scream!

HE MADE IT!!!!

A day late, but I noticed he showed up at my post office this morning from tracking info. I called and ask them to hold him. I was told it would be an hour before the mailman was done sorting his parcels. 1 hour later tracking info updates to 'out for delivery' I call and ask if its really going out to the house or if it was held for me as I'd asked. Got a different (useless) employee who just looked up the tracking info.. ye I'm looking at it too. I asked your place to hold it, did you hold it? "Uuuhh... its out for delivery." =.= So wait on mailman. He comes.. and goes without ringing the doorbell (for package drop off). No package. So I go to the post office and after trying to explain I wanted a 'deliver' package 'held' to a woman that didn't speak English well another female employee piped up, confirmed my name and handed me my box! Get back to the car and nervously opened the box. No heat pack, no foam, my heart sinks, "he must be dead". I pull out a firm blob wrapped in news paper and undo the tape hiding the contents to find a wiggly non pale betta boy staring me down! I was so happy!! But omg was his tiny bag of water cold! I cranked the car heat and headed home with him back in the box (was worried about keeping him agaisnt me to warm up). Acclimated and now floating him to get up to temp before releasing ^^ He didn't get pale at all. Tried feeding him, he ate 1 pellet then spit out the next. Maybe he'll want some at dinner time.

He's steel blue, no visible signs of diamond eye*knock on all available wood*, has hawkeye markings (i think that's the term for the darker spots?) on his fins, and white tipped ventrals.

Look how sexy he is!




Mstery snail chose an odd spot to rest, right by drip line.. maybe talking to the betta through ti like a phone like ^^


few more shots




No worries, and no need to watch his page now! ^^
Wow, so glad your boy made it safe and sound!
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Wow, he made it! That's a tough booger. I hope he stays tough as he gets used to his new home!
Indeed! temps here were in the 40s, and no proepr insulation. So far he's doing well, bit of glass surfing, but I've been meaning to do anti-refelction inserts against the tank walls liek Aristolces' tank so will probably do that soon.

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I'm so glad he made it home safe. He is very handsome.
Same adn thank you ^^

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Never heard it called Hawkeye markings before but it's super cute! Mostly we call them Wild Type spots or just Wild spots since that's what they are lol. But Hawkeye spots sounds wicked adorable
Glad he made it to you. Braving the cold is easier for fish than braving the heat (less oxygen in hot water, not too terrible for anabantoids but other things happen too that make it difficult whereas cold water just means slower metabolism)
I think 1 seller on aquabid used that term several years ago (back wen i was buying Xerxes).. or maybe ebay. Didn't think it was an official term but wouldn't think what the proper one was. I know about cold slowing them down -recall learning that during the dreaded 'science fair' years of school-, but I had this fear it would be TOO cold for him to survive. Glad I was wrong ^^

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I loved the stories of Xerxes flirting with your pen! How cute!

And I am SO GLAD your new betta arrived safely and vibrant. :) postal people.... Geesh.

I hear ya on Facebook, it is a no go for me too. The more people tell to sign up the more resistant I am. ;) I am so irritating. LOL
Yeh he was a silly boy. And even with Freya living by him he never saw her as a potential mate to flirt with and bubble nest for *eye roll*.

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Wow, so glad your boy made it safe and sound!
Thank you ^^
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Some bubble nest photos
Ciel+ his nest, his fins have been healing nicely 9where a bit shredded when he came home)



Papillon and his


Husband told me a bit more behind the reason for his name, besides the colors reminding him of the butterfly (someday I'll pull him out and get good shots so you can all see). Its also the name of a movie with wrongly accused criminal is put on a prison island who eventually escapes, he has a tattoo of the butterfly on his chest. Also the bettas short/nick name is Papy.


Tiny nest from my dtpk who I decided to name Crius- thought to be the Titan god of constellations, because his blue,black, and yellow make me think of the stars. I intentionally mis-pronounce the name like "key' with an 'r' in it and the 'us' like the end of "fabulous".


Newest pk boy is doing well, he's already flared at me! Beard is black and steel blue. Still working on a name, not sure if I want to go with a sky theme or a metal working theme for his 'steel' blue hue. He managed a bubble nest even with the stronger flow in his tank. He's getting along well with the mystery snail.



And no bubble nest that I can see (might have one hidden in the salvinia though), but a shot of my oldest boy now, Aristocles.
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