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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Petco, Petsmart, Walmart

where do companies like this and even some chain local pet stores get there betta fish? from local breeders or do they have a massive plant where they breed there own?
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I think petco imports theirs from big farms over in thailand. Petsmart has a big farm in the states. Not sure about walmart -- I think that ThaiTyBetta dude on youtube that everyone hates probably breeds some for there.

Basically -- Chain stores like that get the cull quality (but not deformed) fish from big farms.

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any idea about local stores? and if you can find a local breeder what a usual price for a "good quality" betta male
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Hmm, I dont have any local stores near me so I couldnt tell you.
But, I plan to charge 15-20 for my good quality fry, and I know that most breeders on here sell them for between 15-30ish.

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Our local store here in Michigan, ships their bettas and guppies from a farm in Florida. I think our Petco also ships theirs from Fl farms too... could even be the same one, for all I know.

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Our local store here in Michigan, ships their bettas and guppies from a farm in Florida. I think our Petco also ships theirs from Fl farms too... could even be the same one, for all I know.

can i ask what part of michigan your in? im in the SOO in the UP and im looking for a local breeder
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I'm in the s/e... about 20 mi from Toledo, Oh

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walmart -- I think that ThaiTyBetta dude on youtube that everyone hates probably breeds some for there.
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I'm in the s/e... about 20 mi from Toledo, Oh
Hey! A couple times a month I don't end up being too far from you! -you are probably the closest person I've seen on this site!




And I don't know about that thaitybetta dude breeding for Walmart, I just know in his videos he had a ton of Walmart buckets so I figured he might be sponsored in some way lol

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Seen his fish, none too impressive :/ and he said he is the number 1 breeder in the world xD LOL his fish suck.

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