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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Betta Expenses?

I was just wondering what the average price of a Betta in any other countries were besides Australia, as I have recently been thinking that many of the betta's are well over priced. Prices for VT's and females start around $8.50 or $9.00. your CT's are $12.00 to $16.50 as well. For your more unique Betta's the prices are: Giants $34.50c- $40.00 and for most others its from $50.00 to the most expensive I've seen has been $70.00. And these prices are for your pet store variety Betta, which is quite odd, when some show types are on AB for much less!

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Mulan: Blue/Green/Red HM Male

Those who now swim in the Rainbow Ponds:
Spike: VT Purple Male
Glaedr: CT Yellow Male
Ezio: DeT Dragonscale Male
Stu (Founder of the obsession): CT Blue Male
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 07:56 AM
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i just paid $14.00 us dollars for Frank, he is a half-moon Double tail.

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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That's cheap! DT's here are roughly around $40ish if I'm correct.

Current Betta:
Mulan: Blue/Green/Red HM Male

Those who now swim in the Rainbow Ponds:
Spike: VT Purple Male
Glaedr: CT Yellow Male
Ezio: DeT Dragonscale Male
Stu (Founder of the obsession): CT Blue Male
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 09:01 AM
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Well in the US, particularly California, VTs are around $2-$4 at pet shops, maybe up to $5 at a local fish shop....

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 09:58 AM
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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.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Here in nyc VT bettas are $1.99 and CT go for $4.99 at Petsmart. They also had another type. I forget the name but its was $5.99 tops.
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I live In Milford Ct at petco the vt are 3.59 male-2.59 female crowntails 7 and double tail 6.99 and delta 7.99 and up to king bettas 19.99
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:42 AM
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Depends on where you go.

VT's M & F = $3.99
CT's M = $8.99
CT's F = $4.99
HM's M & F = $6.99 - $9.99

And thats all the selection... (BTW M = Male and F = Female)

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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I'm in MD and Crowntails are $7.00. Worth it though! I think the Halfmoons are around $14.00. XD

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:36 PM
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It's like I've been saying: Betta are cheap. Everything else costs real money.

Oh, Petco has giants for $12 and Petsmart dragons are under $10 here.
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