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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question What is considered rare?

I have a question are red and black bettas rare? I know this is an odd question but i recently saw one at petco that was a CT.... Was he rare?

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Picasso-HM Koi yellow/black
Melon-HM turquoise/orange dragon
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 01:06 AM
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Nope.. My guy is red and black. He does have some iridescence but I've seen plenty without too.

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I don't think they are rare. I have seen a few here and there.

Green (I mean bright vibrant green) bettas are so rare, I don't there is a completely green one in existence. If there is a green betta, I hope he/ she isn't living in one of those small betta tanks.
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Your not going to see a green betta at a petstore. Even the Thai and US fish breeders who are breeding on massive scales would pull a fish like that out of their pet store shipments... although someone on my dog forum found a male giant PK at a petstore.. so I guess you never know.

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I found one that was charcoal AND red at a specialty breeder's. And my Flair is a sort of reddish-orange.
So wait, the breeders sell all the prettier/more finely bred ones online and send all the less special-looking bettas to stores? Maybe that's just business, but it doesn't seem fair to me.
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Most of the fish at petstores come from fish mills... people who breed fish on a large scale for the purpose of sending them to pet stores. There is a major on in Wisconsin or Minnesota.. something like that. And the others are in asia.. Thailand, Indonesia, etc.

Hobbyist breeders who are breeding for form an figure don't let their fish go to pet stores unless they have an arrangement worked out with a local store.

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White opaques and fertile melano females.

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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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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Aside from green and such, I've heard that pure black bettas are rare. Is this true?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 10:48 AM
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IDK...
I thought white was rare when I first saw one...
WRONG!!!!
I have seen & owned a red (I still do. Have fun in 2.5 gallons lucky!)
THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!!!!!

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