Are there ever any cool looking half moons at Petco? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Are there ever any cool looking half moons at Petco?

Every time I go in there, there's next to none. Maybe about two. And they are all just one solid color. They're still pretty, but I want variety -_-

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 05:28 PM
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the white and blue (and a tiny bit of red) boy I posted on your hm thread was from petco :p
you could ask them when they're next shipment comes in, that way you can get the largest amount of selection
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I don't have petcos here but I'd say that every animal/fish/living being is unique on its own way, so I guess it's pretty much luck in what you will find, of course the chance of getting some "rare colours" are.. well, rare, but nothing impossible, since lots of people in the US buy thai fish to breed their own, so it's not alarming to find some of those fry getting into market/fish stores. =]

That's me on the photo alright.
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The other month I was in a petco and I saw a red HM with some lovely silver scales and a white rim aorund his fins. He was amazing, but I had no money at the time for him.

Ask your petco when they get their betta shipments, and visit on that day to see the best of their stock. People who don't know anything about bettas still know the difference between drab and flashy, and are likely to snatch the good looking fish up before you have a chance to.

Also just wanted to add, that some fish who look drab color up lovely when you get them home. The fish my my avatar, Volker-- he was mostly brown looking when I saw him in his petco cup. However I took a closer look at him and saw little hints of his blue scales-- and in the light I saw that he had yellow fins. He looks lovely now.
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Thanks everybody :D

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Petco generally doesn't have terribly amazing halfmoons. Once in a while I've come across a pure white but nothing like the amazing fish you find on aquabid.


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The pic in my avatar is my HalfMoon from Petco. He is blue and green in real life. The picture makes him look all green. ScoobyBlue is super active and has been great so far. He has alot of personality!

Scooby Blue joined our family on 5/22/11 : Male Half Moon
Now we have Shaggy too. 5/28/11 : Male Crown Tale
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Just last week I saw a beautiful cellophane pink with clear fins that had streaks of blue. So pretty.

About a month ago there was a blue one with light teal fins.

So, yes, there are some amazing halfmoons at Petco......at least at my Petco.
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Also, once you look at a few before and after pictures, you can get an idea of how the bettas color up once they have warm and clean water.

Sometimes, petco mismarks double tail half moons and double tails.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 08:09 PM
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Just wait for them to get a shipment in, or better yet, ask when they get their shipments and show up as they're unloading. >u> <------(creeper)

My petco has had some BEAUTIFUL HMs. Most recently when I went in, though, the prettiest guys were deltas.

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Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
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