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Old 06-25-2010, 04:15 PM   #1 
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Holy Grail opaque whites

So I had it in my head that I was looking for a white Betta, that I was only going to breed that color. That I would just hold off til then.

So what happens? The very first time I look at the classifieds, I see a Gene Lucas derived "Holy Grail" double-tail male Betta for sale! I saw pics and he looks fine and he is young and blowing bubbles. Ok, so it is 2 hours away and I have no way to pick him up today, but I really want him! To top that off, the breeder said that she had several females related to him that she would sale me. She is quoting me a very reasonable price because I want to breed them, and has asked in a friendly way that if I do, I would give her a few offspring. Should I buy these if they are healthy? Before I tell yall what price she quoted me, could yall toss out some prices for this type fish...poor quality, average quality and good quality DT Holy Grails. Then I will tell you what she said I could pay. I guess that is a weird way to do it but it makes sense to me lol!
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:27 PM   #2 
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The Holy Grail is a strain name created by the owner of bettatalk.com
You should go check there for prices.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:29 PM   #3 
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Here's a link to it.
http://bettatalk.com/catalog_new.htm
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #4 
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ok before you breed you have to do tons of research what kind of colors are you going for what kind of tail type what will i do with the fry etc etc these are questions you should answer before starting to breed
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Thanks. I had already perused the bettatalk site. She is not selling Bettas at this time.

The person offering up the white Bettas for sell to me said hers came from a line developed by Gene Lucas.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:51 PM   #6 
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ok before you breed you have to do tons of research what kind of colors are you going for what kind of tail type what will i do with the fry etc etc these are questions you should answer before starting to breed
Thank you for good advice. I have already successfully bred several generations of Cambodian Bettas back in the 70s. Three generations to be exact. I did well with them and grew the fry out in my backyard pond. Then sold the fry to happy customers. So I have experience. I am just new to the new colors and styles of Bettas.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #7 
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Dr. Gene Lucas is the person that originally created Opaque white bettas. So technically all opaque whites are from his lines :)
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:05 PM   #8 
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IMO it would be a terrible idea to give your seller a portion of the fry that you rear because if you look at it from her point of view, she's just letting you have a pair and then you give her back a younger pair AND she gets money for it. If I were you, I would sell them all, or split the price with a friend or some people here on these forums and give those people a few of the fry for the money they pay you. This however, is speaking strictly from a business point of view.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:18 AM   #9 
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Thanks Phether. I am still deciding on what to do, thanks for all the input ppl.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:52 AM   #10 
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If you do breed them and it turns out all right, I might buy one from you. So don't hesitate to find me :]
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