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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Where do I get show fish

I am looking into breeding show Berta. But I need a place to get them, I looked over aqua bid, but I don't like bidding. Is there a place where I won't have to spend any more than 20 on each fish??
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 11:07 AM
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Many of the fish on Aquabid have a "Buy It Now" option, so you don't have to get into a bidding war. The thing to keep in mind though is that there's also the cost of shipping, which can add $15 or more to the overall cost. Ebay is also an option. Serena has an online store: http://www.renasfishstore.ca/ There are also groups on Facebook or you can join the IBC. I'd also check out the Marketplace/For Sale section on any fish forums.

Side note: you're not going to get show quality fish for under $50. High quality breeders run ~$18-30. Breedable fish with minor flaws are ~$10-15. Shipping those fish to you will be an extra $10-15 for USPS 2-day or around $30-50 Express overnight.

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If you want to breed high quality fish you have to start with high quality fish. You can get cheap Bettas in a lot of places, but thier genetics are a crapshoot.
The best aren't sold to the pet market, breeders would lose the best genetic material more often than not.
Learning show standards and starting with the best you can get your hands on is key.

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You pay for quality most times. Even at the store that was near my place where you could buy show quality halfmoons, they were $35 to $40. The plakats were $15 but not all of them were "show quality". My girl from there is breeding and show quality for sure but my male giant isn't. My regular sized PK from there used to be in shows but you couldn't put him in one now.


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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-30-2016, 10:19 PM
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i have some comp grade giants betta for sell. my giants got 1st and 2nd place in the GSB IBC 2016 contest
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2016, 03:09 AM
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i have some comp grade giants betta for sell. my giants got 1st and 2nd place in the GSB IBC 2016 contest
You do? Are they PK or halfmoon? Can I see some pics? I think I might be in the market for a giant male. Where are you located?
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2016, 08:28 AM
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And, if you're looking to place any nice-looking, healthy culls, let me stand first in line here.
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If you want I can give you a few names of world class breeders that will get you terrific show stock for good price because they are awesome. Go with people that have actually won awards with their stock. It would likely save you much time and money if you decide to breed and enter shows.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 12:17 PM
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I don't think you're going to find a breeder who breeds to showing standards selling their fish for under $20. Maybe if it's an auction you will. Shipping tends to be at least $25 by itself, not including the price of the fish! But there are show quality fish that are 'Buy Nows' on ebay and aquabid... but definately expect to spend at least $40 on a good breeder fish thats up to standards with minor faults.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 08:42 AM
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Does anyone know where you can get show / or very nice females in the UK I see a lot of stunning girls in the US but seem somewhat limited in the UK.
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