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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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black short tails

so at a local hardware store, they have a small section of fish and such. they have "short tail" bettas for $5.99 all sorts of colors and what not, and then the have "black short tail" bettas for $19.99, does anyone know why they are priced higher? they people who worked there that i asked could not give me an answer. and i was just wondering why? are black ones more desirable?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:49 PM
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The all black ones are a bit hard to find because most solid black females are sterile.

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Some stores charge more for rare or unusual colors. A chain store 40 miles from my area gets a shipment of Veiltails in and all the usual Reds and Blues get the regular price and anything odd or different gets priced accordingly.
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blacks are more uncommon like red, blue green ect...maybe thats why they are sold for higher prices

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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i see. thanks guys.
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