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Old 07-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 
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Question Aquabid or Petsmart?

Alright, so I'm getting another betta. That's a given.

But, I kinda really don't know where to get it from :/

I LOVE my petsmart's bettas, but I also love Aqua bids. Difference? Price.

With the amount of money I can spend on ONE betta from Aqua bid, I can get a tank and fish from Petsmart.

But, you guys see the halfmoons from AB, right? And the rosetails!
But my Petsmart sells only basic colored Halfmoons, nothing special.

But, I don't know what to do o3o

Especially considering I don't have THAT much money right now. What I saved is probably enough for a tank OR a AB fish -.-

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:13 PM   #2 
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Your decision, mainly.
But I would go with the tank and Petsmart, just so you save a life. Plus, it is cheaper.

Just my opinion.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #3 
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I am all for getting more bang for my buck. My vote is PetSmart where you can get a fish and a tank
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #4 
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I vote Aquabid where you can get quality
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #5 
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It depends on what your intentions are, I guess, what's more important to you.

Is this more of a rescue/feel good effort? Go to Petsmart.

Do you want a more unique and interesting-looking fish? Save up for aquabid quality.

I don't generally buy from the major petstore chains anymore. I used to, but then realized that my purchase may save that individual life, but more fish are put into the same conditions to fill that empty space on the shelf.

I'd save my money and get a high quality fish. You can also look into US breeders and shops if you don't want to import.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #6 
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You could try ebay. One member has gotten multiple fish from a seller, aquaworld68 who has fish from $17-45 with free shipping that are high quality in my opinion and you don't have to worry about transhippers and may still have money for a tank, just depends on which fish you choose. Here's a link.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #7 
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Petsmart. I got a beautiful purple butterfly HM from petsmart.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #8 
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Petsmart. Even if my Petsmart is awesome, you're saving a life from yours. The Bettas from AB are living the life. -_-
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #9 
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Only because I really want to get a fish from Aquabid haha. Plus they have WAY more unique fish!

What I would do, get a fish from Aquabid and use a Critter Keeper until you can afford another tank. Or even get a used tank! I got my 15 gallon for 10$ used.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #10 
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Petsmart. I've gotten some gorgeous fish there and I can't afford Aquabid.
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