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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Oh...well in that case there is a difference. Most of the US fish I've seen (and liked) have been only a $7, or thereabouts, difference from Thai...weird.
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So would something like this be a safer bet?

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He's a really nice PK. I like him! He's 4 ray, right? I think I counted that in one section of his branching, though he's dominated by 2 rays so idk...that part I still don't have clear.

Anyways, if you have a facebook, send a request to join Lone Star Bettas. A lot of American Sellers have joined that group and I just purchased my most recent females from a seller who is also in that group (referred to me by another betta lover). Here's an example of the quality. This is the girl I just purchased. White line of bettas.
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She is pretty O.O Going to join now.

SO if I can get him and a sibling female, would that be good stock to start breeding from?
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There are also a decent amount of good breeders in the US. I buy from chard56 a lot and have only been disappointed 1x and that was because i got DOA's. bettascapes, basement bettas, and polukoff also have some great fish but they aren't the fancy type that you get from importing.
I second basement bettas, for what it's worth! Carlos and Sherolyn are awesome. There's a show coming up this month here in Texas, so I'm not sure what they've got ready before the show. I do know that they are spawning my fish's offspring right now, and are expecting some really beautiful fry from that spawn to be ready in about 3 months. For what it's worth!

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Thanks Tekkguy :) I am looking at what's available on aquabid right now, and will monitor for awhile to see if I find anything really eye catching
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Thanks Tekkguy :) I am looking at what's available on aquabid right now, and will monitor for awhile to see if I find anything really eye catching
I noticed when I was "fishing" that a lot of the US breeders are not listing what they have available on AB as much. Helps to just shoot them an email and check into what they have.

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If it means anything...if I knew the quality of fish that american breeders can give, I would've looked at them as equally as much (if not more) than the Thai sellers on AB. But, yes, if you want to breed PK, then I would get him and a sibling. Just don't rush yourself. You'll know when you really can't stop yourself from starting/continuing a line. I would get an idea of a fish that you want, without pictures, and then look on AB for parents to lead towards that fish. This may mean using siblings, or finding a random pair.


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