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Old 04-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #4531 
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His fins look kind of ripped up at the ends, but HIS COLORS ARE AMAZING!!!!!






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Old 04-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #4532 
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His fins look kind of ripped up at the ends, but HIS COLORS ARE AMAZING!!!!!






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they're not ripped, they're just folded over themselves as is common for rosetails.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #4533 
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What makes these fish so special?

Ok, I have a couple of turquoise dragons.....that look pretty much the same as these....why are people bidding $80 and $100 on these fish by ProFishFarms?? What am I missing?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1367592828
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #4534 
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I don't think you are missing a thing. It looks like they are trying to boost their sales on other Bettas by pricing these up. I have bought many of my breeder males by waiting and watching what comes in to various petstores. Mismarked Halfmoons as Deltas I'll buy if they are good looking enough and I think they'll improve a line I have or maybe need the color they have. All three of those males I wouldn't buy if they were $2.99. I'm not sure what I would do with them even if they were free. Torn finnage, horrible bumpy topline and especially the bottom one, Rosetail. What are they thinking?
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part of it is brand-naming: profish farms is one of the most highly regarded breeders, so they can charge more just due to the name attached to the fish, and breeders will pay for it so they can say their lines have the farm in their lineage.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #4536 
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Why would any breeder want to buy deformed culls to add to their own lines for the name just to mess up what they already have. That doesn't make sense to me.
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I don't think you are missing a thing. It looks like they are trying to boost their sales on other Bettas by pricing these up. I have bought many of my breeder males by waiting and watching what comes in to various petstores. Mismarked Halfmoons as Deltas I'll buy if they are good looking enough and I think they'll improve a line I have or maybe need the color they have. All three of those males I wouldn't buy if they were $2.99. I'm not sure what I would do with them even if they were free. Torn finnage, horrible bumpy topline and especially the bottom one, Rosetail. What are they thinking?
Thanks! I was questioning my sanity there.....
I think the opening bid was about $25 to $30.....I just can't get why there are a couple of bidders having a bidding war over these 3 fish...lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #4538 
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I was wondering the exact same thing last night. Thought maybe I was missing something because I am new at this.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #4539 
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Why would any breeder want to buy deformed culls to add to their own lines for the name just to mess up what they already have. That doesn't make sense to me.
the same reason people will pay $5 for name brand tylenol produced in the same factory, on the same assembly line, as the store brand acetominophen that's $3. because a lot of people out there are shallow, and they consider anything not name brand to be inferior.

it's the same concept as the home-products producers who put "baby-safe" on their products and charge more, even though the products that don't say "baby-safe" are still perfectly fine. paranoid parents get tricked by this stuff every day.
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I could understand that about someone new to breeding but not experienced professionals. It just doesn't make sense that profish would offer those in the first place let alone someone wanting to buy them for that much. Established breeder with a good reputation or not I think something funny's going on.
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