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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2017, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the confusion! The sorority will be going in my room, where I can keep an eye on it, not a classroom. Additionally, the "Going for green" In the title is just a catchy way of saying that I'm looking for more females with green in my sorority.

The breeding goal with sir purple eyes was to get more of a black-orchid pattern, possibly with more iridescence on the body as well, in that vivid violet he seemed to have...however, he came in today, and well...
...either I was sold an entirely different fish, or I was sold a marble who was not labelled as a marble with absolutely no warning from the seller. X'D
(My own fault, honestly...I should have asked more questions).

This is the male Betta I received today;


(He did a number on his tail during shipping...split down the middle and bites EVERYWHERE. O.O)

I will be re-thinking my plan, and my choice of females for my sorority. X'D

However, I will say that my choice of females to spawn him to all came from different sources and all had perfectly round heads etc. I will be happy to post in breeding once I have the fishy base with which to do so.^^
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That doesn't appear to be the same male unless it's the angle of your photo. Spoon heads do not "disappear" like that. They're there to stay.

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Thank you for the advice! Luckily, I had already put some medication for such things in the water the night before just incase this happened! He does have a VERY slight spoon head but along with the very different colors, his body seems thinner then the fish in the photos, and, once more, there was nothing about the fish I purchased being a marble.

I'm waiting to hear back from the breeder, but he DID mention in his last message that due to the Post Office being closed on Monday, he had a LOT of orders to send out on Tuesday, when he sent out my fish. It may have simply of been a bit of a mix up.^^
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There's also something wrong with the scales on the male you received. They remind me of the scaling you see on an 'x-factor' betta (relates to rosetails). Personally with those faults I wouldn't be using him as breeding stock.

Personally I do not like the form on most of Chard's fish. You can find fish of that calibre in any pet or fish store. If I am buying from a breeder, I want high-quality, healthy fish.
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I don't think so at all. I'm pretty sure I received a different fish.

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I have respect for Chard as a breeder. Yes, the fish I received has X-factor scaling, but the one I ordered did not. I do not think he would ever intentionally sell someone a fish with such a large fault, especially on Aquabid. That is why I am pretty sure that this is some sort of mix-up due to how many shipments he was sending out on the same day.^^

For now, "Grumpyfish", as I have dubbed the sulky boy, is swimming about in a medicated 10 gallon with an indian almond leaf to help keep the water clean while he heals up and de-stressed after being shipped.
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I have respect for Chard as a breeder. Yes, the fish I received has X-factor scaling, but the one I ordered did not. I do not think he would ever intentionally sell someone a fish with such a large fault, especially on Aquabid. That is why I am pretty sure that this is some sort of mix-up due to how many shipments he was sending out on the same day.^^

For now, "Grumpyfish", as I have dubbed the sulky boy, is swimming about in a medicated 10 gallon with an indian almond leaf to help keep the water clean while he heals up and de-stressed after being shipped.
As much as Chard's fish have nice coloring, he does absolutely sell fish with major faults. I've seen plenty over the years. He used to be a member here as well and we used to chat. He's a nice guy, does business well, but his fish are not quality at all when it comes to breeding stock. He breeds very nice pet fish though.


I do have to say though, just because a fish is sold on AquaBid, doesn't mean it's automatically good quality ^_^ there are a few sellers on there that their fish are not good or are often mislabeled. EmmyGolf says her fish are giants but they aren't. Phusit's fish sometimes have obvious deformities. Colors are mislabeled all the time. So, it's not like a jewelry store compared to Wal-Mart jewelry where the store would have higher quality and they are typically experts.


But looks like that guy is a sibling to the one you ordered at least. Looked like the same fish (top pic won't load for me), but the whites on the ventral are different. And of course, everything else that you all pointed out. But, if it's a sibling, then you know the X-factor also runs through that line as well which is unfortunate.
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<<snip>>I do have to say though, just because a fish is sold on AquaBid, doesn't mean it's automatically good quality ^_^ there are a few sellers on there that their fish are not good or are often mislabeled. EmmyGolf says her fish are giants but they aren't. Phusit's fish sometimes have obvious deformities. Colors are mislabeled all the time. So, it's not like a jewelry store compared to Wal-Mart jewelry where the store would have higher quality and they are typically experts. <<snip>>
Good gawd, ain't that the truth? I've seen so many awful examples of Betta go for high prices on AquaBid just *because* it's AquaBid....usually sold to people who are only interested in color and long fins and care for/see nothing else. I've even seen seriously deformed fish (not just Betta) touted as "unique" and "one-of-a-kind" that sell to the unknowing...or people who feel badly for the poor things.
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I agree that deformed fish are sold on aquabid, as well as some more pet-store quality fish. Additionally, while looking for females, I've found at LEAST 4 fish who are very clearly males marked Female by Emmygolf, as well as other mislabels. X'D

The green/black probably-a-boy came in this morning, and he's SO TINY.
He's like, an inch long bodywise, but his body is very long, but slender. Grumpyfish has been moved to a large jar that will be getting daily water changes and medication while he heals up, while "Babyfish", as I've taken to calling him, has his run of the 10 gallon. I'm much less attached to a fish I did not feel I've ordered who has terrible x factor scales and a... grumpy, sulky personality.
I mean, it may be due to stress from shipping, but the girl shipped with him has been FINE...? It could be the fin damage to, but he's just...bleh.

Also Babyfish has the TINIEST of flares.

Update: Chard messaged me back: Purple Eyes is infact Grumpyfish, and "MAY" have marble genes.
=V=;

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