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Old 11-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #1 
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Cool Oh, Michigan.

I've been attacking Google and nothing is turning up about anyyyy betta fish breeders in the lovely mitten state. I really want to buy a male for my boyfriend for Christmas (well, it's more for me, but..) and as much as I'd love to buy every fish at Meijer, Petco, etc., ...my boyfriend made it pretty clear that he wants something different. Who can blame him? I show him way to many videos/photos of magnificent-looking betta fish. Eee! I digress. I know of some really good breeders in the South, but I am so frightened of having someone ship a fish to me! If you've had a betta shipped or if you've shipped one, can I hear some success stories? :) Does anyone think that I should wait 'til next year (when it's warmer) to ship a betta? It gets pretty gosh darn cold here. I just need any info at all :D I'd really appreciate it. I'm not gonna make any decision 'til I research my heart out. Thanks guys

OH, ALSO, if anyone is from MICHIGAN and knows of any breeders at all (or stores that sell unique bettas), definitely reply :)

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #2 
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There are a lot of breeders in the Michigan area and surrounding states. The Michigan Betta Club is up there as well as the Midwest Betta Club. You can look up the emails for the contact person for each of those clubs on www.ibcbettas.org under the "Chapters" section. If you send them an email I'm sure they can find someone with available fish.

Shipping is generally pretty safe. Since it's colder it's recommended to do Express shipping with a heat pack which is going to be costly compared to priority shipping but it's better safe then sorry.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:04 PM   #3 
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Pruess's pets in Lansing has great bettas. I know I have seen half moons there and I once saw a couple of double tails. If Lansing is not too far for you it's worth the trip just to check out the store.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #4 
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@1fish2fish: You helped me out too! Thanks. I just e-mailed them now.

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #5 
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i have same problem here, i checked IBC, i checked google, i checked stores, i checked almost EVERYTHING!!! and nothing =[
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:18 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the replies everyone!!! <3 appreciate it
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #7 
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bkelizabeth, let me know when you want the thread closed.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:11 AM   #8 
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bkelizabeth, let me know when you want the thread closed.
we're good now!:) thanks
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:09 PM   #9 
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Pruess's pets in Lansing has great bettas. I know I have seen half moons there and I once saw a couple of double tails. If Lansing is not too far for you it's worth the trip just to check out the store.
That's what I was going to say....^_^ I live in Lansing. Unfortunately my current place is to small to breed. As for the question, if I did breed I'd probably just let you pick out and give you one.

Pruess Pets is a good store and if you could get down here, ask for Rick Pruess. He's the owner and is always willing to give advice. He helped me get the right items I needed when I was looking for an ideal setup while getting back into the hobby. Their bettas always look healthy and they tend to have some nice strains. They just don't really carry any Plakat is all.

The only problem I have with them is I've heard some of their staff is they still tell people the myth about Betta's able to live in tiny puddles. They did this once when I was talking a lady there into buying a nice setup with filter and heater for her Betta she was buying. After they talked with her, she left with a tiny bowl.

Note: Sorry, just realized you were ready to close the thread.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #10 
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I've lived in Michigan for 14 years until i moved to south dakota over the summer.

Oh how I miss the Mich. :C
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