WHY is this fish so highly priced? Isn't it just a nice marble? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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WHY is this fish so highly priced? Isn't it just a nice marble?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1344061733

Given, he looks AWESOME, but is that the only thing? Is the white/black that unusual, isn't he simply a nice looking marble, or is this something new?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 PM
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Because the seller makes hundreds of dollars per fish. That fish is worth $10 IMO. I've purchased much nicer fish for $20 than most of what Aquastar ever posts.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:14 PM
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I don't know as his anal is quite long... but holy cow his colors look amazing! He is overpriced though, WAY overpriced.

Mr. V may know why though...
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:16 PM
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Mr, v. I have to Dis agree with you, basement bettas, martinismommy and I have all purchased some nice fish from this guy for a good price.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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When he does have good fish they're nice. But most of the time he sells deformities or "rarities" to make a quick buck. Karen Mac Auley said herself this boy has bad form.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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I see what you mean. But he does have very good fish sometimes and is a high ranking breeder in thailand

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:56 PM
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I wouldn't pay that much.. but he has a beautiful beard. Clear with a tiny spot of black at the bottom. And his face is so cute with the silver hanging between his eyes.




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I think the same about the anal fin, and maybe it could be fixed pretty easy with a good form female but still, WOWZA high price! He's not bad, just personally that's a HEFTY price tag for one fish! Mayhaps someone wants a line of him.

BUT - I never learned if he's a marble?
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 12:08 AM
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Did you see this one? O.O

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1344061740

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 02:34 AM
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He is not a marble. He has partial dragon scaling. It make a nice effect on him, but definitely not worth what is asked. I find his color interesting, but don't like his form.

The second one...
Partial dragon scaling on him too. Like the effect it has against his black.
In my opinion, not worth that starting price.
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