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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Is showing worth it?

Now, I'm not showing, and have no plans for it at the moment.

But in the long run, would it be worth it to start thinking about doing it?

I'm hoping that as soon as I move out, I can get a larger tank and buy lots more bettas, but I don' know exactly what goes into showing.

Do I need to be by a showing location to participate in it? Do I need to breed mine or buy from a Aquabid buyer to make sure I have a perfect betta? Does it take a lot of time to prepare?

Just some random questions I have and was wondering if anyone could help :D

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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You have to live kinda near it. I'm in MD so a show on CT I can ship. :) You have to breed your own. It's like taking the credit from the breeder if you don't show your grown up fry. For preparing, you need to ship the fish. Make sure it's in well condition, don't add any IAL or Oak Leaves in the shipping water. The judges need to see the fish clearly.

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oh...that makes sense.
I might breed in the future, but only when I'm 100% capable of doing so. I can't image what types I'd breed, but I hope I'll be able to do it.

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I would think breeding your own fish and then showing them would give you a special feeling knowing that you helped to create something so beautiful.
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So true.
Ahhh is love a perfect betta with Pudges markings....

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Pudge has a butterfly pattern. The colors I'm breeding would either be butterflies or black orchids. You want one? I charge members $5-$10 plus shipping. :) They'll be breeding quality and hopefully showing quality. :D I'm going to breed a few months after I buy Oscars which would be in a year. ^^"

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Oooo I defintiely would!!! :D

By then I'll hopefully be in my own place so I can invest in a larger gallen.

I"m thinking of maybe doing mustard gases in the future, especially blue ones. They're simply gorgeous!

My first though is building a sorority, which I hope to do once I can aquire a 10 gallon tank. That way I could also get some cories <3

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Lebron, you'll be breeding in a year? I might be in the market for another one in a year.
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Lebron, you'll be breeding in a year? I might be in the market for another one in a year.
Well, I'm getting the Oscars 2-4 months after we move into a bigger house. Which my parents are going to buy this year. It takes 8 months to build the house so it means that we're moving next year. Sorry if it's confusing, my fault. :D There isn't an exact date of when I start breeding so it's probably late 2013 or early 2014. Sorry. Once my parents allow me to get my pair, I'll make a spawn log and I'll guess what the offspring might look like. Yes, you can get a few DQ. :)

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Woohoo! :D

I'm also most likely getting betta #3 soon. Buddha is permanately back in his 2 gallon :)

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