Show Betta

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by GoldieBubbles, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    Hello everyone,
    I am going to be breeding bettas and I have a separate thread for that but I wanted to ask if any of the fish in the following links are show quality. Thanks for the help!










  2. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I have to be honest, I wouldn't pay 1 cent for any of these bettas except for 1. They are just not my thing. The koi listed second from last, I would buy. Well it depends on the amount, no more than $20
  3. Al913Fishlore VIPMember


    I would buy all these bettas if it wasn't for the fact I can only have 1 tank :). All these fish are worth there price and are way prettier than your common big chain pet stores for the most part. When it comes to fish, you pay more for higher quality. $15-20 is on the low side for very beautiful bettas.

    As a guppy breeder you can pay over a $100 for a pair or trio of magnificient guppies. Although many of the beautiful ones are at the $20-40 range. The best way to make profit is investing money into buying better quality fish and breeding those thus being able to sell the off springs for the same price or lower to get more sales
  4. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Personally I would take a look at Tony Chen's at Zen Beta on facebook... His are amazing. And he finds people what they want.

    For show... Go by the standards. Get them here:  
  5. KarenSoCalWell Known MemberMember

    Please, I don't mean to be rude, but...if you are going to be breeding, shouldn't you already know show quality? Maybe you're going into this a bit too soon?
  6. EternalDancerWell Known MemberMember

    I agree with the above (and apologies if you know what you're getting into).

    Are you set up and ready with separate tanks for the male and female, a way to introduce the female, a way to care for each after having fry? A way to heat and filter a hundred (maybe more) jars for the babies? Separate tanks for the female babies, and each individual male baby?

    It's a huge, expensive operation breeding bettas, and no financial gain until you've been at it for a while.
  7. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    I do know what I am getting in to as I have been preparing for a while now and I don't plan to actually breed for 2 more months. I just want to get the future parents now in order to put them on a good diet and make sure they are 100% healthy before putting them through the stress of breeding. I know everything I could possibly know about the breeding process just through reading (Obviously I will have to learn a little bit along the way as well) but I have spent hours upon hours studying how to breed. The reason I am not 100% sure what a show HMPK looks like is I just decided to switch from getting a HM to a HMPK so I can tell you in detail what a show HM looks like (I actually have printed out diagrams and have made my own diagrams). I understand everyone's concern as a lot of beginners think breeding is just putting a male and a female together in the same tank and then they are shocked when both of their fish are dead. But rest assured that is NOT me... I don't do things half-baked. I will link my other tread because I already answer the questions above in that.

    Breeding Bettas (or Maybe Not)

    Okay now that I got that out of the way... do you think that you can help me:

    1. Point out good breeders if aquabid isn't your thing.

    2. Help me understand what a show quality HMPK looks like.

    (Not everything is on the betta breeding thread as I talk privately with FlowingFins for most of my questions about individual fish)

    Thanks I will definitely check this out.
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  8. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Have you gone to a show? Golden State Bettas is doing their spring show in Long Beach this weekend. You might wanna ping around and find a show to hit.

    And... Make sure you are ready for hundreds of fry.
  9. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    That's not a bad idea. And believe me I am.
  10. BodescaNew MemberMember

    Beautiful bettas. I'm not a fan of the marble look but they are good looking!
  11. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    You might wanna check photos from this event. It's a small So California club and they instagrammed a lot of winners.

  12. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    Wow they are absolutely gorgeous!
  13. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    b1569d77557f63fa0d0dba29ad4516b7.jpg is this guy anything special? I seen him a few months ago he was reserved and ive never seen one like this before or since, he was priced as much as all the rest £5, what do yous think?
  14. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    By the way... most shows end with an auction. Can be really neat.
  15. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    I would have to see him flare to judge his fins. He doesn't look like a spoon head and where his body meats his caudal fin is straight so that's good.
  16. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Every time I see bettas online, I wished that I had the amount of tanks to house them all separately.

    My dream is to turn my garage, into a furnished fishroom!
  17. Hill DwellerWell Known MemberMember

    I know right! Or I wish that the little monkeys would be a peaceful schooling fish so you could keep millions like guppies, haha!

    I just got an incredible half moon, but the next week I fell in love with a gorgeous koi type in the same shop. I think I have a problem :-o
  18. GoldieBubblesValued MemberMember

    That sounds amazing! And I know the feeling, I just can't help myself...