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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rescue?

I was really wanting one of those beautiful bred betta from thailand because they would just look so beautiful in my tank... but they cost so much money.
I found a juvenile that was kind of cheap $30 because it wasn't grown out yet.
But I feel really bad buying a really nice, healthy and well fed betta when there are so many dying betta at petsmart.. walmart.. etc...

So I was thinking about rescuing one tommorow.
But I really wanted a super pretty one.. except im no where near rich.

So what should I do?

Rescue?

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Get a special one?





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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 09:26 PM
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All of them are special. If you get a rescue, you're just encouraging the company to get more. :( But you're saving them from dying. :/
A Thailand Import, I've heard those don't last that long. Probably because of the huge difference of the water even if you do acclimate. They really do have a lot of awesome colors. :/
Sorry, it's all on you. if money is REALLY tight, I say rescue.

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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You don't have to get a Thailand betta you could get one on aquabid from where you live. I don't know where you are but I bet you could find a breeder that sells bettas where you live and you wouldn't have to pay a lot for import prices. There are a lot of breeders out there that sell gorgeous bettas!

Prince Charming- VeiltailElla- Veiltail FemaleNeptune-Double TailVenus- Veiltail FemaleIsabel- Crowntail FemaleCherokee- Double TailHimalaya- HMPKRasputin- HMPKPeaches- Veiltail FemalePocahontas- Veiltail FemalePrecious- Veiltail Female

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Thank you! I wish I could say that there is a breeder near me.. but there isn't. I live in california and for some reason I havent found a breeder anywhere! Ive searched but most of the breeders on aquabid are from thailand :(

I think I might have to rescue.. especially because I am terrified of it dying after I spent a ton of money on it.
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Two us breeders.......

BasementBettas has a gorgeous black devil butterfly male with white stripes on it's gills.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1344828811

IndianaBettas has super RED halfmoons.

I would buy from them if I was in the market.
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wow they're gorgeous!
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Here's 2 Halfmoon males - that IndianaBetta is selling...

http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1344704570
http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1344704628

Indiana wants $10 each & about $10-$12 to ship. I'm actually getting a few of his bettas shipped to me this coming week.
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whoa those are very very pretty.
Im looking foreward to breeding soon
but I need a fish with the "big ear" gene
I love those so much though
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I don't usually come across super red halfmoons over on the East side. I've looked at over 500 bettas in person since July. I'll be taking a lot of photos of the red ones when the shipment arrives.

So you're an experienced breeder? What kinds have you breed in the past?
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You know I actually haven't bred anything but I have kept betta for many years and know how to breed. I have also had friends who have bred and I picked up a lot of advice from them. One of them... somehow got a batch of males to live together and not fight. I don't know how they did this. It was insane they had a 60ish gallon with around 10 males.

I have kept fry for people though so I do know quite a bit.
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