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Old 02-08-2011, 07:50 PM   #21 
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I paid big bucks for a fish with damaged fins. I don't see the issue? I think people tend to think torn fins are a bigger issue than they are. After the initial stress is over it's doubtful the fish feels much discomfort from them, if any. I see no reason why the fish couldn't be shipped. Nice fish IMO and a great price, especially if your going to breed since it's likely he's gonna get fin damage during spawning anyways.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:28 PM   #22 
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It's nice to have a gorgeous fish from AB but IMO, if your buying a show quality betta and not breeding, to me, the great genes they have are going to waste. That's why I asked Jackie for a couple of pet quality fish. Sure, I could pay for a good show quality pair but what's the point if I'm not breeding?
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:21 AM   #23 
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Originally Posted by Abby View Post

OH Dear me...."Home of show quality bettas"
Considering I am currently ranked #2 in the US in the IBC point standings speaks to that remark. My steels went BoS and RBoS the last show in OK. I also have serveral Variety wins. I stand a good chance at finishing the season Reserve Grand Champion. And you are where in the point standings??
You can't recognize a quality fish with fins so you sure can't when they get tore up. I guess I could have fed him to my Oscar Trash instead of allowing his genetics and price to help another breeder.

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Umm...So I think his fins are badly bitten :s Ive seen some very imperfect bettas from (this person) and others latley

:( What do you think of him selling it like this? (hurt)
I didn't offer that fish for sale the day he had his fight. He was not stressed at the time of photographs and was in very good health when he shipped. You speak to things you know nothing of. Try breeding dragons or reds and see what they look like after spawning, if they are even still alive. As far as imperfect.. do you really think AB is were my "perfect" fish go? They are spawned then they given or sold to serious breeders.

Do these look imperfect?

Or how about this one?

Maybe this one?

Fish like these don't even make it to the shows let alone AB.

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:00 AM   #24 
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Can't argue with point standings.

Perfect on AB doesn't really exist. No true breeder gives away their top fish and if they do, they only go to serious breeders who will actually spawn them.

Breeder's motto: Breed the best, show the rest.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:29 AM   #25 
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No you can't. If you are going to trash me in a public forum I expect you to know what you are talking about. I did not build my reputation shipping injured fish.. all that whining about the stress and hurt fish. Should think people would have better things to do with their time. I believe the legal term would be slander.

Seems a few apologies are in order.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:59 AM   #26 
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I don't think BB would ever jeopardize their fish by sending an unhealthy one. (I don't think anyone on aquabid would bother as it can just end up as more of a hassle since a DOA is more likely).
Fin damage isn't a big deal really, especially with a breeder since their water is always well maintained.
I've seen some adorable females on aquabid from BB. And unless you are showing/breeding, aquabid fish are really great. They don't have to be perfect if they are just pets. Breeders have to do something with the fish not good enough for breeding, and many of them still have great colors, which is what draws us pet people to them.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #27 
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Easy there, BB. This was an old thread and the question was long put to rest. It seems most people here agree your bettas are the quality as advertised and the ones who don't think so . . . well, that's their loss I guess.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #28 
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LOL now I want to see the betta everyone is all worked up about!
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #29 
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Haha, too bad it's been a year and it's no doubt been sold to a good home by now. :)
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #30 
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That may be true.....however, "Basement Bettas" usually has several listing on Aquabid of some really nice Betta with great genetic backgrounds and I highly recommend that you take a look as well as support our US breeders when you want to buy.
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