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Old 05-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #11 
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I guess I could shop around for a female dragon...
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #12 
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Shop around, as in at the pet stores? xD
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:01 PM   #13 
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Actually I do most of my shopping on the internet.

If I see one at a LFS which I never have except for Hawke then maybe. I do know that the man I got Hawke from breeds all his own fish and that my LFS(not petsmart) has super healthy fish. Plus my panda moor I got from them has actually kept its panda coloring so far so I trust them.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #14 
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Nice. :D

You should checkout NiceBettas.com, she usually has some gorgeous dragon girls for sale. She's a real sweetheart, too.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #15 
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The red against his silver is stunning!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #16 
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I think it's ridiculous to say petstore bettas are not good enough to breed. If I want to breed my beautiful fish, how is it any business of anyone else's? I understand that purchasing from breeders may result in "higher quality" fish with better form, blah blah blah.... but isn't that like saying only super models or only people with the best genetic traits should be allowed to have children? If that was the case, most of us wouldn't be born.

Lenimph. Breed if you want to breed. Just make sure you're prepared.

Sorry if I come off defensive... I just really don't agree with that.

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #17 
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Yeah the super model thing is pretty much how I feel about it too...

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The red against his silver is stunning!
Thanks... the Iridescence of his scales ranges a lot more then I initially thought. Sometimes under the right light he looks light blue while other times they look as white as snow...

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #18 
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ditto with the supermodel thing

I can't wait to see what you find!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #19 
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Bettas can have hundreds of offspring per spawn. Breeding pet store bettas yields hundreds more pet store bettas. If the big pet stores get hundreds of customers a day, and you see the same fish sitting there for weeks and weeks, how long do you think it would take to sell your hundreds of offspring, without the number of customers? Few pet stores will buy the fish from you, or even allow you to donate them for that matter. They have enough fish on their shelves to sell. (Granted some smaller scale pet stores might take donation, but that's pretty rare.) You can give a few away to family and friends, but that potentially still leaves you with hundreds of unwanted fish in your care. You would need to find a way to properly house them, pay for food, medication, do adequate water changes. In the end it would actually be cheaper to buy breeding quality stock to begin with. Your main source of getting rid of the bettas will be selling stock to other breeders, which brings me back to the point of no serious breeder would ever buy a petstore bred Betta, the same as a dog breeder would never buy a mutt.

I'm only speaking from experience here, you certainly don't have to agree with me. It simply makes more sense. The supermodel thing is fairly irrelevant, too, because we don't have hundreds of kids at one time and sell them for profit. xD
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #20 
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Hawke is a beautiful fish, and it's cute how he seems to love his pirate ship.
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