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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:52 AM
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I know the prices in NYC and up where I live are about the same (I used to live in Staten Island).

Veil tails range from $1 to $4, and I know half moons, crown tails, and plakats (or dragons) go for about $8 and up.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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I paid $35 for Portal prime and he was an HMDT. Veils are $7, Crowns are $10, Kings are $50, Females are usually a few dolars less than the males, HM are $30, DT are...I think $15?

Those are the prices around where I live ;o

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My LFS sells females, Cts, and Vt all 3.99.. don't get to many other tail types
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Here in Paris, it really depends. Bettas at chain stores outside of the city proper are about 6 euros each, but woefully uncared-for. The bettas in the city's chain stores are about 10 - 15 euros each, and mostly crowntails. I've never seen females for sale in the chain stores.

At the LFS where I got my Modi, they are all halfmoons and a whopping 30 to 50 euros each (sorority females for around 15 euros), but in great condition, spoiled to the limit with live foods and 20-gallon community tanks, and sourced from local breeders instead of Southeast Asia.
Not saying local breeders are bad, but aren't the bettas from southeast Asia good?

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At pet stores in my area, veiltails males are around $4, and Deltas and Crowntails around $8. I know I've seen Halfmoons and Kings before, but I can't remember the price. The females usually are about half the price of the males.

My BettasDavros, multi-colored veiltail maleSpock, blue veiltail maleOswin, red veiltail femaleCastiel, blue and white Delta maleGandalf, marbled veiltail maleDr.Horrible, yellow veiltail male
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I seen a HM for $70 at my local store... I wish CT's weren't so expensive in Australia! Otherwise the yellow male in the store would be mine atm. He was $15.99

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If you've got the $60+ for the tank, heater, filter, plants and decor, whats $16? If you'd buy him for, say, $10, that's less than a 10% reduction of the total cost of the setup+fish..

Go get him.
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Not saying local breeders are bad, but aren't the bettas from southeast Asia good?
Some are (like the ones you see on Aquabid), but usually when a person around here says that they've got their bettas from southeast Asia, they mean that they bought low-quality fish in bulk from a farm. The local breeders usually produce healthier fish that haven't had to deal with the stress and disease of being shipped halfway across the world.

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If you've got the $60+ for the tank, heater, filter, plants and decor, whats $16? If you'd buy him for, say, $10, that's less than a 10% reduction of the total cost of the setup+fish..

Go get him
I have the tank, gravel but not decor, although thats easy enough to buy... Its more the fact I would have no where to put him.....

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Some are (like the ones you see on Aquabid), but usually when a person around here says that they've got their bettas from southeast Asia, they mean that they bought low-quality fish in bulk from a farm. The local breeders usually produce healthier fish that haven't had to deal with the stress and disease of being shipped halfway across the world.
Hmm...that makes me a little suspicious... The guy at my LFS said that he gets his bettas from Thailand like that's a good thing...

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