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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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how much would you pay for your dream betta?

this girl cost $500.00 USD O_O !!!
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1319909746

and this boy cost $500.00 USD O_O!!
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1319909743

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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 12:06 AM
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Why 500? I have seen other beautiful solid white bettas. Is there something special I don't see?


I paid a little over 50 for Dionysus..and he was my dream betta. :) If I were breeding, the number would be far higher, but for now that is the highest I can see myself spending on a betta


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1319890364

Though I do love this boy, and I know with shipping he would be far more expensive. I would maybe pay that much. Maybe. I would absolutely get him if there was a transshipper in DFW, so I could just drive by and not pay shipping :)

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My first dream fish was Alucard, I paid $45 for him, sadly he died of dropsy :(



I would probably only spend about $15-$25 now

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There was one up for US$2000 a week ago or so. Something shifty on that one.

I think those two are very beautiful, almost a platinum white. But $500? I guess you would definitely have to be a breeder!
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Aquastar always charges heaps for his bettas even though most of what I've seen have had problems with finnage and scales.

Personally, I will and have paid up to $100.00 for my dream betta. I wouldn't go any higher than that simply because it's my money down the drain if something goes wrong.


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Same here... I wouldn't spend more than 100 on my dream betta, even if for breeding.
I would only pay $100 to breeders I know. I've had very expensive fish die on me because of unhealthy rearing, they might look perfect in pictures but end up being weak and sickly. The only pair I ever imported cost me over $100, never spawned and died on me rather quickly.
I've always wanted a platinum white but I'm leery about importing another fish and loosing it soon after. PLus, I don't see myself breeding whites... I like the excitement that a pair with colors bring into the fry's.
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Why 500? I have seen other beautiful solid white bettas. Is there something special I don't see?
i don't see it either .. since he also has another pure white male up for $35 ..

maybe they are special breeder ones .. or they might be his show ones that have won prizes .. *shurgs* .. but $500 is just insane

@banicks .. holy wut $2000 !!! .. that must be a type-o .. and he forgot the . between so it should have been $20.00 LOL

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I think it's a sham. Normally breeders have other accounts or people they know that bid up to that amount trying to push other people to bid that high. So if someone really did pay that, it was probably because the breeder (or friend) pushed them up that high and the bidder really wanted it and thought the breeder/friend was a competitive breeder which pushed them more..

I agree, 100$ limit. They're still a fragile animal, it's not worth losing that much. It's the same with all my live plants... I just paid $7 for one and seriously thought it over because plants don't do well being transfered sometimes, so I was worried I'd pay that much and it die instantly!

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Nah it stayed up there and sold I think.

I reckon it was payoff for something shifty.
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Aquastar bothers me. I would never buy his fish. They are overpriced. The scales on both of those fish, especially the female look messed up and I've seen him sell many "x-factor" and deformed fish. Like I said...He bugs me.

I'd spend about $220 on a dream giant pair. Although, I got pretty close paying only $65. I check AB multiple times a day in the hmpk section so I can compare prices, look at colors, check out new fish, and mostly..Look for giants!


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