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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Purple/lavender bettas?

So like most of us betta parents know...you can't have just one! I am itching for another fishy. I would absolutely love to have a purple or lavender one.

I know these guys are rare and I'm probably not going to be able to find one at Petsmart so does anyone know of where I should start looking?

I've been scouring the local fish and pet stores but I haven't fallen in love with a new one yet.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 06:52 PM
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My mom got a reddish-lavenderish dalmatian at PetSmart. I guess it just depends on when your stores get a shipment. There's a LFS here who does their ordering off Aquabid and direct color-orders from Malaysia and they will do custom orders if someone wants a particular color or tail type. You pay a bit extra than you would at a large franchise. But I think Petco and PetSmart and other larger North American franchises they have mills in USA.
Maybe begin to search out stores who do international orders, Aquabid.com or wait until you chance one in the store? Some people here have got lucky with rare colors, including walmart shoppers!

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I have been stalking the local stores, including walmart ;) Maybe I'll get lucky and find one!

I wish I could just pick a picture off the internet and have it show up at my door. :D
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I'm getting a purple male to breed to a female I raised last year who carries purple genes. She produced purples in her spawns to a brother.

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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Would love to know where you've been able to find them. I am absolutely in love with the purple/violet/lavender ones.
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Here is one! You could buy him if you want, but not sure if you would like to spend the money:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1332763603

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I saw him last night and have been staring at his picture most of today ;) It makes me nervous to think about shipping them all that way....
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My purples are of different genetics. They also have produced multis blues and greens.

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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http://media.photobucket.com/image/purple+betta+fish+/ImmerUndImmer/Pets/Betta%20Fish/800px-Blue_betta_fish_super_delta.jpg

I would absolutely love one that looks like this!
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I've seen more lavenders at petco then petsmart. At petsmart I usually see them in with the plakats.
Go to the store the day they get new bettas and just keep trying, eventually you'll get a lavender :) I got this feathertail at petco and I've seem many more.


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