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Old 03-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #1 
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Question Contest show bettas

ok so way back in school i used to breed Vails and sell them at flea/farmers markets to make money out of a hobby i loved, now days im finaly at a point i can keep bettas again. But I would love to get deeper into the contest/shows that they have for bettas but I cant find any real info on own. I looked at the IBC, and it realy didnt tell me much sins there site is down.

sorry ill get to the point. what typs of Bettas are the shows looking for? Halfmoons get alot of talk, and so do the Crown, but would breeding the Vails or Deltas be a waist of time for contest?

well ty you all for your time.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #2 
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The big show classes for bettas are Halfmoons, Plakats and Crowntails.
You can see IBC standards for all types here: http://ausaqua.net/forum/index.php?showforum=52 but you will have to joing to read the articles.
There's a lot of great breeders out there to get your starting pair from. It really depends on your ultimate goals and what you like, of course.
The IBC website should be back up soon, you will find some of the breeders on the club's page on Facebook.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #3 
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Website is back up! The ideal show betta is symmetrical. Regardless of class symmetry is important. So your best bet would be in HM and HMPK or if you can get some nice CTs.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #4 
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Website is back up!
YEAH! And it's all pretty!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #5 
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Ty for your input and help.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #6 
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did you try aquabid? :
http://www.aquabid.com/
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #7 
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Be careful on AquaBid. Tons of terrible fish with deformities being sold as "rare".
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:29 AM   #8 
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MrVampire is right, Aquastar, I think that is the name, is known for deformities. If you are gonna get breeders take your time. Right when you look you may find nothing, just remember that your spending your hard earned money. Unless you rob banks and breed bettas for a living lol. Back to my point, Aquabid can get expensive due to shipping, I would try to see if there are multiple fish that one person is selling to combo the shipping.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:53 AM   #9 
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I went to http://www.ibcbettas.org
but got erro saying sites down again or some nonses... Any one know of any other places i can look to see contest rules and mabey a lay out of all the ranks of contest?
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #10 
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The link I posted before gives you the betta forms judges look for in the ideal show betta.
For the rest of the show info, you would have to wait until the site is back up and you can register because I'm pretty sure they are for the eyes of IBC members.
Post on the Facebook page and see if anyone can help you.
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