I thought I'd share. I have been trying for months now to try my flipper (hand) at breeding halfmoon bettas. Have the whole set up, tanks, microworms throughout the house in antique jars, banana tree growing out front for leaves...
All I needed was the fish. Ordered one end of Dec from AB. It arrived boiled in a bag, even through overnight shipping. (had to wait a week before it was shipped) Tried to get one on Bay of E. When the bidding got over $90 per fish, I bailed. And no one offered BIN. So, ordered from Thailand, AB. I messed up because I ordered during Chinese New Year. Waited a month+. Kept getting postponed...
I was expecting chewed tails, DOAs, MIAs , etc. but they finally arrived! And what a surprise. What I thought I ordered was a pastel HM (3.5 months when I ordered him) turned out to be a whooping 2.75" Giant Dumbo HM (OHM?)!
Here is Big Bubbles compared to the 2" normal size Rockstar HM that I also ordered. (same age):
He barely fit in the bag, but seems to be extremely healthy, but a little shier than the other fish. Big Bubbles Butt:
Thank the heavens she is, as Hannibal Lector would say, "Rrrroomy". I just hope Big Bubbles don't pull a Lector. I plan to breed them