99% of the fish on aquabid are not show quality fish. 100% of fish at the lfs are not show quality. To get true show quality fish that have a chance to compete at ibc shows you would likely need to purchase top stock from breeders that actually compete and get points at this level. Breeding true show quality requires an investment in time, facility and travel that would be impossible for me ever. There are a ton of breeders on the internet that will tell people they have show quality...well lets see how many points they have and competitions they actually place in. 99% of these guys do not sell real ibc show quality as well. Most members here own pet quality fish just like me.
My fish are NOT show quality. Did not really think that had to be said actually.
I breed cool looking unique marbles for aquabid and petstores and try to keep ibc standards in mind when picking breeders. Any fish I produce would be considered high pet store and middle of the road aquabid.
There are a couple true show quality breeders that are members here. If anyone wants to know who just pm me. Pretty sure you wont find real show quality for 15 bucks a fish.
Anyways this is a check outta here for me. Good luck everyone.