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Sarkazmo
04-23-2010, 08:01 PM
We got our first shipment of Betta today from Victoria at BettySplendens.com who is a great breeder. Since this is the first time we've gotten fish online I decided to mark the occasion by filming the unpacking.

Sark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6i3-SbZwMc

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Taurus
04-23-2010, 09:08 PM
Congrats! And the best promo for BettySplendens.com that I've seen. I've been to the website and it is impressive.thumbs2:

Sarkazmo
04-24-2010, 12:06 AM
Here's pics of three of the four Betta from this shipment. They're in temporary housing right now but they'll be getting their own tanks next month. The fourth is in a container that doesn't allow good pics but I'll be sure to put a pic of him when I get the chance.

Sark

http://j4d7bw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p-qZHchDpAiQWWZsdYF-6KIxVw6IpbbZD15r4o_Wh2yi3pE6X3jh-XvGzK6M1d7bmx_PPF6vugUjmXlBlAzMnVMoREeqFkhvI/IMG_1979%20-%20PK.jpg

http://j4d7bw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1piF6jGoIBwXmtOuaNYpSLK2QaQZwYUPDaYsWosk1N3aZU-MPrWH2sIJ52pjnIowRef5LsNZNziy14odFrcS5xHtT0868dY6y 8/IMG_2007%20-%20PK.jpg

http://j4d7bw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pI0VecFNJgDqkxYDJ1YdX5dgSzl0s-uP8Ih5tOxOS8Cyq0xhVpRywwsmDGRkwin5OMZv6izWOsbY0F0v saO9RF2g6uODlhm1i/IMG_2012%20-%20PK.jpg

Sarkazmo
04-24-2010, 12:08 AM
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pHJ8BkuBzZfm3aDrrL9FJqGEGSWPlAYYkbOdFsgMR2CwmUca GXaRGTpEioPlRJPdgFY9JJ03wLvzZ2JZBURfXtg/IMG_1988%20-%20PK.jpg

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pSyGEViBL4eU_4xIrnSP7mBqc0Gp0E-l23HBmzIsaHUg9YN_85Q6pHKaPz2Uy7DIO105tKhagn1FiWePa pZEeEQ/IMG_1996%20-%20PK.jpg

They're all still stressed from shipping and will colour up more when they get settled in.

Sark

Rhaethe
04-24-2010, 12:14 AM
I am really impressed with that packing :ssuprised: And the fish look really healthy!

And I loved the wiener dog trying to horn in on the video :hmm3grin2orange:

Rue
04-24-2010, 12:38 AM
Gorgeous! I'm impressed!

korith
04-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Heard and read nothing but good things about Victoria. What sort of setup are they going into? You going try to breed any?

Sarkazmo
04-24-2010, 03:20 AM
I may eventually breed but for now they're just our pets. They're in Kritter Keepers (1/2 Gal) and 1.25G Jars temporarily for now. I haven't decided how I'm going to house them yet. I thought about two 3G Glass Pico tanks, each divided in half. I also thought about four of the Tetra 1.5G Acrylic cubes. There's also the possibility of a 10 divided up or something along those lines. Regardless of which kind/size of tank I finally choose they'll all be well filtered, heated, and planted.

It looks like fish number four has a bit of velvet due to shipping stress so we're treating all four with Quick Cure just in case. I don't think this was in any way Victoria's fault, it's just something that happens to animals that are stressed out sometimes.

Sark

HeatherB
04-24-2010, 03:20 AM
They look great Sark! You've got me looking at Victoria's site now! Those are good prices, the only shippers I have ever seen were like, outrageous $40 shipping- they were coming from overseas. Those look just beautiful!

Lady Hobbs
04-24-2010, 12:01 PM
Nice looking with good packing. First thing I do when I get fish from Algenco is read all his newspapers. :)


PS......In the future, you may want to unpack fish in a dimmly lit room or even a closet. The sudden shock of going from the dark to a bright room can be stressful.

Sarkazmo
04-24-2010, 06:59 PM
That's a great suggestion Hobbs. Normally our living area is quite subdued in lighting. We only turned on a couple lights to get a viewable movie. But the next time we'll make it darker.

Sark

P.S. The fourth Betta is doing great! I upped the water temp to 86F, added Quick Cure to the water and an airstone to up the O2 levels (though not as necessary with Betta) and he started responding almost immediately! He's eating VERY well, VERY active, and in generally looking and acting great.

AdrienDeLaChicago
04-27-2010, 02:05 AM
Thanks for this post. Now I will go to her site and start shopping. Never heard of that site before.

Awesome bettas you got!

Sarkazmo
04-29-2010, 04:33 AM
So I've named the White HM Plakat. His name is Eidolon which means 'phantom' or 'ghost'. I've also moved him into Mithril's former home as he's now in a temp tank because he keeps killing every snail I put in to clean his tank!!! Eidolon is so happy with his new home that he's already building a bubble nest!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RlafK9rfU

B5RlafK9rfU

Sark

MrRobarto
05-02-2010, 12:28 PM
awesme lookin bettas mate thumbs up :)

Aminax
05-09-2010, 01:39 AM
Hurray for happy fish!

Rtifs
05-12-2010, 11:52 AM
Sarkazmo,
How long did it take yours to calm down? I just got a dragon plakat from her yesterday and he’s still clearly a bit freaked out from his journey. Just curious.

Sarkazmo
05-13-2010, 12:22 AM
Calm is a relative term with Betta, heh. Eidolon is active all the time. And I mean ACTIVE. The others are much more mellow. But they settled in and starting colouring up within a few hours. Remember they're going from a fish room, with pretty much bare tanks into new homes that're very different. Give him a day or two. If you're really concerned email Victoria and tell her what's going on, she may have insight into the issue. Good luck!

Sark

Rtifs
05-13-2010, 12:03 PM
Well, his behavior is to constantly try to swim out of his tank. It seems he wants to get into a neighboring tank. Perhaps he would feel more secure with its black substrate rather than the white substrate he’s in. I wouldn’t mind, since his dragon scales would look really good on a black background, but that tank isn’t ready for fish yet.