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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 12:15 PM
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There are some nice breeders in the UK, but don't know if they are in your neighbourhood. Think you have to know there will be also a kind of bettashow in June, this year. ;) will see if I can get the announcement poster.

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I hope you are somewhere near while I do not know we're this show really is on the map :)
Here are the pictures. Hmmm got problems to upload the pics :(


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Like a lot of people have said, if you want to breed bettas, it's gonna be expensive. A real show quality betta isn't going to be cheap. There are some females that will be $15, but you still have to pay for shipping and even then, most of them aren't the best quality. There are also some local breeders, but I've still yet to find any with quality as high and unique as Thai breeders. So in short, no, you can't buy a show quality betta for less than $20. For the best, show quality bettas, you want to buy them from Thailand where they actually have regular fish shows and people actually breed them to standard. Aquabid and ebay are the best places for that. Most auctions have buy it now options where no bidding is needed, but bidding can actually get you a much better deal. If your seriously considering show bettas, you need to consider auctions. Bettas bought from other countries will cost you the fish price, international shipping price (usually $5), and transhipper price (somewhere around $30 for one, with huge discounts on multiple fish). Not to mention the tanks for adults and 200+/- babies, filters, heaters, live food, brine shrimp, almond leaves, water conditioner, thermometer, daily food, and possible medications you'll need to buy. Breeding simply isn't a cheap or easy hobby.
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Haley3K1, this English show have some showbreeders wich also come to shows in Europe and are well known to other European breeders 😉
I don't think Thai, or any other Aziatisch breeders are the best like you messaged. You really have to know them and ask them for their stock. Most of them sell RT and that isn't show or breeding material at all.
Most breeders with a name have very great fish, I also myself get fish from recommended breeders out of Indonesia or Thailand 😊

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Unfortunately, I don't live in Europe or anywhere near betta shows. There was one last year, 4 hours away from me, but it shut down due to unpopularity. There is also a betta breeder club in my area but it too has seen lots less traffic recently. All local breeders around me have subpar fish, which is why I say I've had better luck with Thai bettas. And I totally agree with asking for stock, that goes for international breeders too. There's been many times I've asked a breeder if they have something I'm looking for and they'll send me a pic of a beautiful fish they don't even have advertised. It's like hitting the jackpot! lol
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