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I know there is already a thread for this... but I wanted to start one....
Because I have fallen in love...
I JUST created an aquabid account (already proving to be a HUGE mistake) and while browsing (Im looking for a marble HM to breed to help "drown" the PK from a female I want to breed)

and I fell in love with TWO guys (from Thailand)... account hasn't gone through yet and by the time it goes through the time will be up... so I figured I would post them here so everyone could drool...


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwbettashm&1326976342


and I LOVE the markings on him (my #1 if I could)

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwbettashm&1326981005


There are a few others, but their time is up even sooner (they are in state though)... I wish my account was already set up :-(
 

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They are beautiful. I'm hoping that you get them in time!

The only thing that has stopped me from turning the TWO extra rooms in my house into fish rooms is the fact that I don't have AB account yet. I'm saving that as a hu-rah for when I'm gainfully employed. Ya. That's the only thing saving me right now. Well that and a lack of funds.
 

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I'm terrified of setting up an Aquabid account for exactly that reason. I'll be in such big trouble the day I do finally get one up and running. Maybe I should wait until after I win the lottery.
 

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Lol, they are both from Thailand... my biggest fear is transhippers.... Im scared to death thinking of getting one... waiting for him to get to America... then waiting and waiting and waiting.... Im probably going to stick with American bred bettas for a while... much less scary right now
 

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Yeah! I always see gorgeous bettas on aquabid, but then they are in Thailand, and not only is transshipping expensive, but it's crazy and in my opinion confusing. First I want to get some american bred PKs off there, and then I'll treat myself to a ridiculously expensive Thailand betta, just as a little treat for me.
 

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Lol, ditto to ALL of that BettaMommy
 

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I like getting my fish from pet stores because the drive in my car has to be less stressful than air mail. But I'm starting to think I'll never find a purple betta in a pet store. I think that is the only reason I would get an aquabid account. The really rare bettas would have to be found on line.
 

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Haha I made an AB account the other day as Sutee posted up three HMPK females I must make mine.

I buy stuff from our transhipper all the time (she runs a brick-and-mortar store as well) so that makes that part a lot less scary.

If the fish you like have no bids, maybe message the seller and see if he/she is willing to sell them to you. That way you can still get them once your account finalises.
 

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I like getting my fish from pet stores because the drive in my car has to be less stressful than air mail. But I'm starting to think I'll never find a purple betta in a pet store. I think that is the only reason I would get an aquabid account. The really rare bettas would have to be found on line.
I've actually seen a few purple bettas... a CT and a VT... both at my walmart (I LOVED the CT)... but since Im looking to start breeding I'm looking for bettas with backgrounds I know...
 

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Haha I made an AB account the other day as Sutee posted up three HMPK females I must make mine.

I buy stuff from our transhipper all the time (she runs a brick-and-mortar store as well) so that makes that part a lot less scary.

If the fish you like have no bids, maybe message the seller and see if he/she is willing to sell them to you. That way you can still get them once your account finalises.
Im scared of using transhippers... and the idea of having "MY" betta doing all of that traveling... I wish some of these AWESOME guys were closer :-(
I am keeping an eye on these guys just in case the temptation becomes to much....
 

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Interbettas has really nice fish and they don't tend to have that dippy topline I find really unattractive.

Bettas seem to take shipping okay. The only issue I have ever had was tailbiting in a HM male. I had a pair of wild bettas shipped from interstate and they spawned the day after I got them.

I hope my transhipper knows she is going to be plagued with questions about the whole process haha.
 

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Seriously, I have been oogling over Interbettas fish... OMG, I WANT, lol

I've noticed, I've had a few shipped (not as bad as I thought it would be actually), and I have had NO issues... all of my bettas have been fine arriving and have gotten comftorable within a few hours

Lol, I wish both her and you luck...
 

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That last ne you posted is just..stunning. green and purply-coppery and a bit a white and and and...just so petty
 

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I know <3
 

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Lol seriously!!!!
My account is now activated... I went ahead and bid on 2 marble HMs.... still tempted for these guys... WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE IN THAILAND!!!! :-(

and WOW.... your pair is GORGEOUS!!!! I have yet to see a betta I DONT like from Interbettas... so Im now staying away from his/her posts till I work up the courage....
 

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Good luck on your auctions. Hopefully you get them. Mine are nearly done and I really need to see how Aquabid works once the auction is finished.
 

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Ditto on that... one of mine will be done in about an hour... hes a cutey... not the best fins ever, but I see potential and I really like him... and his dad..... :-O GORGEOUS.... and his mom reminds me of my first female... just with better fins... and coloring... lol :) I'll have pictures posted once the aution is over
I auctioned on two more but hes a def.... the other two still have a few days :-/

Let me know how yours go!!!!
 
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