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Buying our Bettas

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  1. Is shipping Bettas safe?
  2. Is there a warranty on them ?
  3. Do you give away free bettas?
  4. Do you have a Bargain Bin or sell pet quality?
  5. Do you ship in the winter or to colder regions?
  6. How long can a betta survive during shipment?
  7. Do you ship overseas or to Canada?

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Is shipping bettas safe?

Yes, if it is done correctly. I take great care in making sure our bettas have the best care and shipping environment possible. To learn more about how we ship bettas, please go to our shipping section.

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Is there a warranty ?

We do now warranty our Fed Ex shipments. We have started doing this because the courier services deny all claims on live fish, period. So if we don't warranty them, you would be left with nothing :( Please click here for more information. Our Warranty.

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Do you give away free bettas?

I do not like to cull my spawns, but I find it necessary in some cases. There are breeders out there who find it absolutely horrible to cull any spawn, but we find it more cruel to force a fish to live with deformities that make it hard for it to survive, and then pass them off as 'gifts' to others. So we do not have free 'culls' to offer, we do not believe in passing around deformed or undesirable bettas as gifts. We are trying to pass around the quality genes that we breed, throwing out severely crooked spines, swim bladder and other such deformities would just throw the whole process one step backwards. You will find, though, that there are usually surprises in every shipment.

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Do you have a Bargain Bin or sell pet quality?

We do not have a 'Bargain Bin' but I do price my Bettas according to their quality. We are planning on opening up a 'Pet Page' for bettas that are suitable for pets, not for breeding. We have have several requests from people wanting a healthy betta for a pet. We will now be offering healthy bettas of different varieties in a pet section for those of you wanting them. Genetics and lineage of these bettas will not be provided as they are sold as pets, not breeders. Keep watch on our Stock Shop and here for a link to this upcoming section.

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Do you ship in the Winter or to colder regions?

Yes, but the shipping costs are slightly increased do to the need for heat packs. We will only ship if overnight lows are AT or ABOVE 35F.

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How long can bettas survive during shipment?

I have heard of bettas surviving up to a month during shipment (unbelievable, but true). It all depends on the condition the betta is in prior to shipment and how the courier handles them during shipment. A betta in healthy condition will survive at least 1 to 2 weeks in normal shipping conditions. As long as they have enough water to cover their bodies, the ammonia level does not rise to a toxic level and they have plenty of oxygen in the bag. The other most important item in the shipment is temperature. This is where the breeder has no control. The shipping boxes are (supposed to be) insulated and (supposed to be) well labeled. The worst two things that could happen to a betta shipment is 1) to be placed in the unpressurized cargo bay of an airplane thus resulting in sub-zero temperatures and loss of pressure. This will kill every betta in the package; 2) being left in a delivery truck for any extended period of time in either very cold or very hot weather. This is where the labeling of the box is very important, even then sometimes they are ignored. If the shipping box is not labeled for perishable contents, 'Keep away from extreme temperatures', then at some point an accident can and will happen. If the courier does not know there are fish inside, he might deliver your package to your home and leave it in the sun. Boiled Bettas. This is why we require a signature on our FedEx Packages.

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Do you ship overseas or to Canada?

Yes and no!! We have set rates for shipments to Canada. We do not ship overseas at this time. 

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