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Old 05-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #11 
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Most if not all betta breeders keep their fish in small containers awaiting sale. Just an FYI.
I'm so sorry i should have been a little more selective in my wording. I'd prefer to buy from a reputable breeder who looks after his fish and cares for them (despite the housing) rather than a petstore who (from ones i've seen so far in Sydney) do not heat or have them in acceptable jars or leaves them to sit on shelves for goodness knows how long in shallow plastic stackable containers more suited to leftover lunch than a living breathing animal.

I didn't mean to offend breeders for the small jars, i was only saying i'd prefer to purchase from someone professional, experienced and specialised in Betta care.
Sorry for the misunderstanding... i didn't explain myself very well
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I'm so sorry i should have been a little more selective in my wording. I'd prefer to buy from a reputable breeder who looks after his fish and cares for them (despite the housing) rather than a petstore who (from ones i've seen so far in Sydney) do not heat or have them in acceptable jars or leaves them to sit on shelves for goodness knows how long in shallow plastic stackable containers more suited to leftover lunch than a living breathing animal.

I didn't mean to offend breeders for the small jars, i was only saying i'd prefer to purchase from someone professional, experienced and specialised in Betta care.
Sorry for the misunderstanding... i didn't explain myself very well
That's understandable, thank you for the clarification.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #13 
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I was worried about that part there too haha... But yeah, if/when a pair of mine spawn, I won't have all the room in the world for tanks for all the baby boys :3 and aggressive females :3 But they'd be cleaned every day >< lol. Lots of work, but worth it :)

Trust me, my first 4 sorority girls were from the pet store. Some of the cups/bowls water contained .75 to 2 of ammonia. I've never seen that high of reading (2) in any of my 1-80 gallons!! One of the ones after them I got, had a hole rotted into her body where the dorsal was missing. MISSING!! D: SO I understand fully what you mean.

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #14 
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Thank you everyone!!! I've been so worried about Making a faux pas (as this is my first forum) so I'm glad I cleared that up haha. I would love to find a DTVT so I think I will try the Breeder/online road now that I know it's area dependent as to the type I can find. I should probably have asked that question in the appropriate section sorry.

Thanks again =)
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #15 
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Albino are the rarest betta form. They are blind and fragile and very few and far between.

In my few years in the hobby I've seen one, emphasis on one, albino. She was sold for at least $1000 if not more. I believe there's only been a handful that have been recorded (I'd say less than 20 out of probably millions of bettas produced each year and the probably billions produced over the last century).
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #16 
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I have to agree on that :3 But for area-rarity, for here it is forest gree, true purple, light blue, black/melano, mustard gas, dalmation, white, albino... and for tail types halfmoons, double tails, spade tails, round tails, and basically anything not VT with maybe a handful of female plakats if you're lucky.
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true purple is rare anyways. :I i know of no breeders who produce true purple. instead, it's the perfect mixture of blue and red wash to make it seem purple. in the right light, Twitch is purple. :3 my beloved Purple was that right mixture of white, blue and red to make a beautiful purple. but actual purple.... nope.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #18 
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Shiloh had purple, red and blue :3 even if he wasn't a true purple, he was more purple than any betta I've owned or ever seen xD
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Karen Mac Auley has successfully bred Trie Purple HMs.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #20 
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True purple died out long ago.

I was going to work on a multi based purple line... but I just found my male pine coned :C

Chard56 has some "purples" though I'd have to see them in person.
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