I really like the white one in your signature. The dark red really makes him pop!_Fried_Bettas_ said:Well if you can't show him a mirror or another betta and have him flare enough for a photo, he would not be considered showable. He is obviously a nice betta, but for any real critique he needs to flare so we can see the nice D shape on his caudal fin.
Actually, most of the bettas in your local big box store come from the same breeders and even the same ponds/lines as the show quality fish. Those that end up in stores are either culls or fish that got pulled from a pond and were too old for breeding, but worth something for sale as a pet.chrt396 said:You have to understand...Petco and Petsmart don't order the "show quality" Bettas in typically. They order fish that are fairly common for "Everyday Joe" can afford. I really want a black one with yellow fins..but I've never seen one...except once...and the stores owner kept him. I asked if I could buy it..and was willing to pay more than the typical cost..but he refused.
Browse through this web site..and you'll see just how much these little boogars can sell for. They are beautiful though.
Every once in a while, you'll see a "SPECIAL" Betta that slipped through the cracks at the larger pet stores like Petco and Petsmart..but they don't order those as a general rule..because "Little Tommy's" parents won't spend $150 on a fish for the little guy. junebug...I stared at those Betta pages..and was itching to pull the trigger on a absolutely STUNNING Crowntail in black with red edges....but..common sense came to me and I backed away from the computer. The desire to shop for that "Special" Betta is still there..but I'll wait until I see one slip through the cracks at my LFS.junebug said:Actually, most of the bettas in your local big box store come from the same breeders and even the same ponds/lines as the show quality fish. Those that end up in stores are either culls or fish that got pulled from a pond and were too old for breeding, but worth something for sale as a pet.
If you think bettas sell for a lot... I saw at least 3 resales from a ThaI breeder that would never dream of charging this much.... they were each going for over $150.00. They will probably max out around $300.00 when the bidding wars are over. This was on ebay. The original fish were on Aquabid, commonly regarded as the place to buy bettas from the ThaI and indonesian breeders.