Bettas and Aquabid..
I'm not stranger to Aquabid. I used to buy a lot of Malawi's there, but after perusing the betta section I was simply astonished at the quality of bettas offered from breeders in Thailand. And not just one or two nice bettas. Hundreds of terrific looking bettas. Dozens of breeding pairs. Half moons, crown tails, giants, dragons, big ears..Beautiful solid black guys. Just amazing.
Then I looked at the price tags. $20? Not bad. Oh, $5 more to ship from Thailand. Oh..then it goes to a transhipper...Oh, then $20+ from the transhipper...
There seems to be, in my limited exposure, a lack of Thai quality Bettas being bred and sold in the States? Or am I just missing the website at the end of the golden brick road for ultimate bettas? Now, don't get me wrong -- the new bettas I've seen at Petsmart are heads and tails better than what I used to see. But I'm just surprised that there is not a sales forum on this site with people selling Thai comparable bettas at somewhat reasonable prices.