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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Is this show quality (idk I'm a huge noob) MG

So I'm a noob. I got my parents to get me this betta for my birthday. To me it's really pretty but I want y'all's opinion. Also is he show quality I doubt it though because of form (I have no idea what I'm talking about). Anywho I know I probably bid too much on him but what can I say mama likes to win.

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Hey there! Congrats and happy birthday! He's a nice fish, though I don't think show quality. And show quality doesn't matter unless you intend to show with the IBC or independent.

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He's a beautiful fish! Absoultly stunning

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WOAH, i would kill for a fish like that! He is absolutely beautiful!

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You can't show petstore bettas at IBC shows. The fish must be bred yourself.
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You can't show petstore bettas at IBC shows. The fish must be bred yourself.
So does that mean you can breed petstore bettas and show your best offspring since you bred it yourself?
(Not planning to or going to, just would be nice to know)

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The problem with petstore fish from what I hear from IBC members is that you don't know their genetic background so you don't know what your going to get if you breed them. Someone with experience showing and breeding will have to answer your question.
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So does that mean you can breed petstore bettas and show your best offspring since you bred it yourself?
(Not planning to or going to, just would be nice to know)

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As long as you've bred it yourself, yes you can. But as DQ pointed out, you don't know their genetic backgrounds so it's going to be difficult to get show worthy fry the first few generations is all. So it's sort of more work than necessary sometimes.

But yes, if you've bred it, you can show it as long as it qualifies
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No worries, I just like to learn. Personally, shows seem so stressful for the betta.

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As long as you've bred it yourself, yes you can. But as DQ pointed out, you don't know their genetic backgrounds so it's going to be difficult to get show worthy fry the first few generations is all. So it's sort of more work than necessary sometimes.

But yes, if you've bred it, you can show it as long as it qualifies
Oh, thanks for clarifying then! The more you know, eh?

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