New Black Orchid bettas from Thailand are here!

Dino
  • #1
Our new Black Orchid bettas are in from Thailand.
We will try to get some pictures up tomorrow.
 
Barbrella
  • #2
Can't wait to see them!:;hurryb
 
COBettaCouple
  • #3
those are real beauties! can't wait to see how yours look!
 
chickadee
  • #4
Ah, Dino, are you going to make me buy a new tank??? Or aren't you going to sell them?

Rose
 
COBettaCouple
  • #5
maybe it depends on if we're naughty or nice..

Ah, Dino, are you going to make me buy a new tank??? Or aren't you going to sell them?

Rose
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #6
The fish still look incredibly awesome, but I am a bit disappointed in the seller. He either doctors the picture used on aquabid or it was not a picture of the same fish. I understand color changes when a fish is stressed, but the body coloration even when the male is calm is nowhere near as black as the picture showed. I doubt if we buy from the gentleman again, but here are some pics.



That's the male of course. Again, very beautiful fish, but not what was in the picture on the auction.



Female betta.

The male is a bit darker in the tank, he got more stressed than the female did when put in the isolation cup for the picture.
 
Tazmiche
  • #7
beautiful fish though!!
 
Tom
  • #8
They look great. Aren't you going to try to breed them Dino?
Tom
 
Dino
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Yep.
I am hoping to have fry by years end.
 
Tom
  • #10
Yep.
I am hoping to have fry by years end.

Well good luck with that. Did you want me to send someone, that breeds them professionally where I live, your way so you can get some needed info?
Tom
 
Jacko
  • #11
Cool. I love Black Orchids, some of those on AB are so nice.

What was the sellers name?
I plan on buying some bettas and don't want a ripoff.
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #12
Jacko, I PMed the information you asked for to you. I believe it would be unprofessional of me as a moderator to post a name on the public forum space in that manner. Hope that is not an inconvenience.

Tom, Thanks a ton for the offer, but we've bred bettas in the past and have a pretty good handle on it. It would only waste your friend's time.

Everyone else, we will accept your compliments on the fish' behalf... x
 
Tom
  • #13
Tom, Thanks a ton for the offer, but we've bred bettas in the past and have a pretty good handle on it. It would only waste your friend's time.

Sorry, I didn't know that you have bred bettas already.
Tom
 
voiceless_kat
  • #14
Hey guys, those are beautiful fish! Best of luck with the breeding!!

Val
 
COBettaCouple
  • #15
I see what you mean, I was expecting they'd be a much deeper black but they are beautiful for sure. Hopefully they will darken at least a little bit more in time. I look forward to seeing the results of their 1st spawn. ;D
 
armadillo
  • #16
OK, that female is beautiful. I'd have to set up a new tank if I saw one like that in the shop.

And the male is magic. Am more a female kind of gal, though.
The fish still look incredibly awesome, but I am a bit disappointed in the seller. He either doctors the picture used on aquabid or it was not a picture of the same fish. I understand color changes when a fish is stressed, but the body coloration even when the male is calm is nowhere near as black as the picture showed. I doubt if we buy from the gentleman again, but here are some pics.



That's the male of course. Again, very beautiful fish, but not what was in the picture on the auction.



Female betta.

The male is a bit darker in the tank, he got more stressed than the female did when put in the isolation cup for the picture.
 
Kevin
  • #17
they still look great, I might get you to send me some babies nxt spring
 
Worryrock2007
  • #18
very pretty fish, and best of luck breeding them
 
Butterfly
  • #19
Wonderful, Beautiful fish but definitely not what you bid on.

Carol
 
sirdarksol
  • #20
I'm not a specialist at this, but I have done some work with photoshop, and that picture looks like it was tampered with. The lines around the "veins" of the tail are too sharp, and there is too much difference between light and dark. There's also a definitive line between background and fish, a solid black line like that doesn't happen in nature. I would guess that they just increased the contrast, and probably darkened the fish a bit.

And I don't think it's wrong to say that you feel that a seller did not accurately portray their goods. (Though I can appreciate the roundabout way you let us know )
 
COBettaCouple
  • #21
yea, i'd agree that the photo is altered. a relatively quick bit of color correction, a couple filters and you have that pic. it could even be batch processed to a point.
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #22
Yep.

I just mainly posted about the issue with the auction and tampered picture so that people on Fishlore can know to be more upstanding than that. I think it is petty and bad business practices to not portray EXACTLY what it is you are dealing with. Again, I am very happy with the fish though, and perhaps we can make some beautiful babies.
 
Butterfly
  • #23
Oh they will make beautiful babies all right
Carol
 
sirdarksol
  • #24
Very, very beautiful fish. My wife is now torn between getting another deep red betta or trying to get our hands on one of the black ones.
 
Butterfly
  • #25
Very, very beautiful fish. My wife is now torn between getting another deep red betta or trying to get our hands on one of the black ones.
LoL this fish hobby is contagious isn't it

So many fish: So few tanks
Carol
 
COBettaCouple
  • #26
VERY TRUE!!!!!

LoL this fish hobby is contagious isn't it

So many fish: So few tanks
Carol
 
Dino
  • Thread Starter
  • #27
CWC is working hard to get babies out of the trio.

We hope to report fry very soon.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #28
can we have 50 for christmas santa? i've been oh so good this year..

CWC is working hard to get babies out of the trio.

We hope to report fry very soon.
 
chickadee
  • #29
If I could only have ONE Male I would be oh so blissfully happy.....:;a2. May have to mortgage the house for a new room to put it in to though...

Rose
 
nmwierman1977
  • #30
I would for sure buy from ya too. They are gorgeous. Good luck breeding them. Natalie
 
COBettaCouple
  • #31
lol.. perhaps it's time for the big MTS question: "do I really need furniture?"

If I could only have ONE Male I would be oh so blissfully happy.....:;a2. May have to mortgage the house for a new room to put it in to though...

Rose
 
Butterfly
  • #32
lol.. perhaps it's time for the big MTS question: "do I really need furniture?"
Dino and CWC will tell you all I had in my living room was tanks before we moved. So the answer is- No you don't need furniture! :;pumpkin
Carol
 
Barbrella
  • #33
Dino and CWC will tell you all I had in my living room was tanks before we moved.

You get to have all your fish, and never have to worry about unwanted guests hanging around. Win/win situation!
 
Butterfly
  • #34
You get to have all your fish, and never have to worry about unwanted guests hanging around. Win/win situation!
...and all those wanted guest understood then we hung around in the kitchen
Carol
 
COBettaCouple
  • #35
yea.. just think of what tanks you could buy with the money a living room set would cost.
 
armadillo
  • #36
My brother in law, who's desperately sensible, was really disgusted. He left our living room and his only comment was: 'This is like a fishstore. Ridiculous!'.

Did someone mention unwanted guests?

Dino and CWC will tell you all I had in my living room was tanks before we moved. So the answer is- No you don't need furniture! :;pumpkin
Carol
 
COBettaCouple
  • #37
yea, we've heard that.. he sounds like our parents..

My brother in law, who's desperately sensible, was really disgusted. He left our living room and his only comment was: 'This is like a fishstore. Ridiculous!'.

Did someone mention unwanted guests?
 
Tom
  • #38
My brother in law, who's desperately sensible, was really disgusted. He left our living room and his only comment was: 'This is like a fishstore. Ridiculous!'.

Did someone mention unwanted guests?

My dad says that as each day passes, our house becomes more like a zoo(with all the fish and some zebra finches on the way).
Tom
 
sirdarksol
  • #39
We've got four tanks around here (the parents only know about three, the fourth is in the bedroom, and since they think we're nuts just having those, we're not going to go out of our way to tell them about the fourth), as well as three cats. We had a fourth cat for awhile, but that was only temporary while we found her a home.

So, yeah, our parents think that we've got a zoo here, too.
 
chickadee
  • #40
Well I have 5 including the hospital tank with Nate in it right now and that is about all I really have room for, but I would have more if I could. I am just nuts for them. I am going to have more bettas some day, I know I will.

But for today, I do not think I would have much problem getting people into the kitchen, I am baking bread and everyone will go in there when the bread is hot and the butter is flowing. I wish you were all here and we would have a hot bread and jam party with fresh brewed coffee and tea.

Rose
 

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