Originally Posted by LionCalie
I don't feel like I was ripped off. In my area, you will not find the large Plakats at any other store but Petco.
I think if we talk about price for betta, it doesn't matter where you are, any petco in United State are exagering about their price. Maybe you should ask your petco store manager how much did he pay the king betta at whole sale price each and you will see the difference.
I supply a store owner in WI for my fighters 5 stars, larger size, they are mostly 3 inchs and are 1 year old or more. I sent him a box of 60 males each month at whole sale price for each $4 and he sell them in his store for only $8 each and labeled as fighters 5 stars. I sell my fighters males here between $60 and $300, the young ones.
He mislabeled them because any fighter plakat older than 7 months don't have all their strengths anymore because they are old. Usually a betta fighter plakat lifetime is only 3 years, for mines, i dont know about others.
The king betta you got from petco are old fishes and they are probably 1 year old or almost 2 years old.
If you have a store, you can order those kind from a breeder in Thailand for each $0.50 at whole sale price for a minimum quantity of 100 per box then you can sell them like petco for $20 each.