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Old 09-05-2008, 10:01 PM   #1 
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rare betta?

is there any uncommon betta species not ussually seen in a fishtank? id like a different form of betta :3 i also like red :3
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:05 AM   #2 
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There are expensive, show quality fish of the betta splendens species that are less common than your standard veiltails, crowntails and such. Also, pretty much any species of betta other than betta splendens is pretty uncommon. The only betta I've ever seen for sale in a fish store other than a betta splendens variety is betta simplex.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #3 
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They have wild types of bettas on sale at aquabid.com. Some are really nice looking. They are pricey, but probably in much better condition than any diseased pet store betta. Anywat, there are many different varieties to choose from. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #4 
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I keep betta falx, which are real fun. Betta macrastoma and incredible but *really* expensive. And you shouldn't buy them unless you plan to breed and distribute them, as they are a very rare species.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #5 
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I keep betta falx, which are real fun. Betta macrastoma and incredible but *really* expensive. And you shouldn't buy them unless you plan to breed and distribute them, as they are a very rare species.
why not just keep em?
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:51 PM   #6 
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go on http://www.aquabid.com
there's usually some interesitng crazy looking bettas there =)
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #7 
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betta macrastoma's are awesome like okiemavis said but also very rare
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:20 AM   #8 
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why not just keep em?
Because, if you care about the species you want to help continue it, and share it with other betta keepers. Because these species are so difficult to breed, they are not really commercially available. Most of the people you buy them from will be people who breed for the love of it and don't really make a profit off their sales.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:37 AM   #9 
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why not just keep em?
Because, if you care about the species you want to help continue it, and share it with other betta keepers. Because these species are so difficult to breed, they are not really commercially available. Most of the people you buy them from will be people who breed for the love of it and don't really make a profit off their sales.
Not to mention the fact that the fish is Red Listed as "Vulnerable." This means that if you should get one, breeding them will help fill the demand for the fish within the aquarium hobby without needing to resort to catching more of them from the wild.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #10 
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go on http://www.aquabid.com
there's usually some interesitng crazy looking bettas there =)
well i saw the deltas and super delta xD and the name drawed me in but i wanna know are they bigger than the rest of the bettas? i always wanted a betta twice or tripple the size xD
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