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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question buying fish

where do you think is the best place to buy fish: petsmart, petco, aquabid.com, etc. etc. i want the best bettas for breeding and i have no idea which one is better.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 10:37 AM
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Probably Aquabid, I keep seeing alot of people getting healthy pretty bettas from there. :)

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 02:02 PM
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Aquabid. Since your into breeding I suggest you join the IBC and get the best fish you can afford.

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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Aqubid bettas are BEAUTIFUL!! I've seen some nice ones for under 10 dollars if you don't really want to splurge, and you know that even the cheaper aquabid bettas are probably healthier or prettier than pet store ones.

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There is just something I love about taking a ragged walmart or pet store betta and bringing it back to perfect health. Of course since you are looking to breed aquabid is most likely your best place to look.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 06:33 PM
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Nothings wrong with buying some nasty looking ragged tail VT (by this I mean sick looking...all bettas are beautiful!) because with proper care they look as stunning as aquabid fish IMO.

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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If your looking for breeding stock I suggest you go through a breeder, whether privately or through aquabid. Joining a local breeders group or the IBC is a great option.

You can go to www.ibcbettas.org and look under "chapters" to see if there is a club near you where you can meet breeders who are local to you.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 05:13 AM
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I agree with everyone else, if you want a betta for breeding find a local breeder or look on aquabid. =]

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I vouch for the petstore and walmart ones since I feel sorry for them. But likes other said, for breeding you probably want the good quality ones.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 11:02 PM
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Aquabid :) trust me more than half my bettas are from there and there's Nothing better than aquabid bettas. If your lucky you can find ones with massivE fins too I have 3 than are hugeeee!!!

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