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Old 04-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #1 
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Red face Where do i buy healthy bettas

When I get my 55 gallon tank set up, I want to make it a Betta paradise. I am thinking about putting a divider in and on one side having a bunch of females and on the other side a male (Mr. Kevin Fish) and a couple Betta compatible fish.

Any recommendations where I can buy HEALTHY bettas? I am not a fan of petsmart since my last 3 were very sick.

I live in the Buffalo, NY area.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #2 
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aquabid's a good place. or, many breeders on here are selling fish. i do believe, one person is selling beautiful MG bettas now, just check the breeding section.

all but one of my bettas, came from a pet store, so... lol if there's any smaller pet stores(not really chain stores), they sometimes have good bettas. Petco, also has beautiful bettas, but it depends on the store. :d
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #3 
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Here's my tip. Call your local pet store and ask when they are getting new bettas in. My first fish died after a few days because I think he was sick when I got him. When I went to get Ninja, all their bettas were still in the packing triangles floating in the water. They had just come in and they were acclimatizing them. I picked Ninja out and she put him in a bag full of water to let me inspect him. My Ninja is healthy; he spent only hours in the petstore. :)
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #4 
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If you are looking for a petstore betta I would definitely recommend Petco. They have the most variety of colors and tail types. It does depend on the location as to how good their care is though. Mine varies but I have never had an issue with my bettas from there. The "fish expert" at my Petco is an expert on saltwater and some freshwater but dumb as a stump when it comes to bettas. I don't bother asking him questions anymore except to see what random and incorrect answer he has. Lol!
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #5 
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I have been told SO MANY wrong care facts about Bettas from pet store people. I will never ask them again.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:50 PM   #6 
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I've never had problems with Petco Bettas. They are always beautiful!
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #7 
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Thanks guys :)
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #8 
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it's fun, when you get to pick your betta, fresh from the box. that's how i snagged my darling Hyde(RIP, pretty boy. D:). if i had to wait till the next day, he'd have been long gone!
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #9 
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Ill def have to remember to ask what day they get the betta shipment in. That is such a great idea!
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I always try to support my small local pet shops (the ones who take care of their animals!!)
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