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Question Buying show betta?

Where am I able to buy a show betta? Or a betta whose parents placed in shows? Or basically high quality betta?

I have searched online... And I am not having any luck. I currenlty have a white male that I am bringing back to life. (Check out post in 'Journal' title is 'My Prince'.) I'm looking for a male though that has excellent color and good genes. Well one that comes from quality bettas.
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A betta that you buy cannot be placed in shows.

Show quality fish (for breeding projects, usually) can be purchased from other breeders online- some stand out above others. You can go on aquabid.com and carefully go through fish (some are awful, others are very nice), or you can look at American show breeders like BasementBettas, etc. and buy from them.
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A betta that you buy cannot be placed in shows.

Show quality fish (for breeding projects, usually) can be purchased from other breeders online- some stand out above others. You can go on aquabid.com and carefully go through fish (some are awful, others are very nice), or you can look at American show breeders like BasementBettas, etc. and buy from them.

I'm new at this. Could you explain to me what you mean by 'A betta you buy cannot be placed in shows'?

After you answer that, how can I enter shows, if I cannot use the same betta I bought? Also is it possibly for the betta to make it through shipping? To me that sounds so rough. I have not bought anything online that is living, I'm very nervous about that fact. Also is there a guide that will help me realize which is better quality rather then false quality? If that makes sense..
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You can't show a fish someone else has bred. In order to show a fish, you have to breed it yourself. So you have to buy a male and female with showing the offspring in mind, so you want a goal for form, colour, etc. And choose fish that minimize faults existing in the partner. Then after you have raised them, you can show the offspring. As for a guide, look through the stickies and other threads here.

And people ship bettas all the time. See the Aquabid thread in betta pictures.

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^ +1, that's exactly right.

You have to breed a fish to be able to show it. Bettas are generally quite good shippers, they are shipped express or priority and turn out fine most of the time.

A guide to find higher quality fish would be the show standards of the type you're buying.
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^ +1, that's exactly right.

You have to breed a fish to be able to show it. Bettas are generally quite good shippers, they are shipped express or priority and turn out fine most of the time.

A guide to find higher quality fish would be the show standards of the type you're buying.

What do you mean by 'Show standrds of the type you're buying.'?
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you have to breed the fish to show the fish. But you can buy show quality fish to breed, you just have to check that they follow the show standards, which are standerds that determins the show quality (if that makes any sences)
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you have to breed the fish to show the fish. But you can buy show quality fish to breed, you just have to check that they follow the show standards, which are standerds that determins the show quality (if that makes any sences)
Now where do I find these standards?
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http://www.bettaterritory.nl/BT-AABHMintro.htm

I'm starting to research the same thing.
(with halfmoons anyway)

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http://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/be...09-2010-a.html

It's amazing what google can do

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