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Old 01-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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My white male was only $15 but he's very imperfect, in terms of what the betta judges look for at shows.
I bought him locally at a private non chain pet store.
He's not perfect. Nowhere near, but still much higher quality than petco/petsmart/walmart bettas though.
Maybe you can find something similar in your area?
Your betta is super pretty, I've actually clicked on you profile pic to see him a couple time I'm actually not looking for a white betta, I'd just never seen a solid one before so was curious as to if they were common. I'm getting the feel that they are, just not as much as say a blue. Thanks everybody!

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Your betta is super pretty, I've actually clicked on you profile pic to see him a couple time I'm actually not looking for a white betta, I'd just never seen a solid one before so was curious as to if they were common. I'm getting the feel that they are, just not as much as say a blue. Thanks everybody!

I think blue and red sell the best based on my experience working at an LFS 10 years ago. Nobody ever wants black, grey or white. They just sit in the store until somebody like me or you buys them. That's why they are less common to see in LFS in North America.
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My LFS has an absolutely gorgeous half moon all white betta for $50.
I'd bet money they're ripping you off at that price. Even the best show quality bettas on Aquabid rarely hit $50 before shipping. They usually top out at $25-35 USD. I'd bet that half moon at your LFS has split ventrals among other things. They're probably just charging that much because they can get away with it. I'd wager they payed $5-15 to bring it in.
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I'd bet money they're ripping you off at that price. Even the best show quality bettas on Aquabid rarely hit $50 before shipping. They usually top out at $25-35 USD. I'd bet that half moon at your LFS has split ventrals among other things. They're probably just charging that much because they can get away with it. I'd wager they payed $5-15 to bring it in.
Actually, his expensive bettas are all show quality ones. He always gives really fair prices on his fish.
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Ahhh...so pretty.
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My white male was only $15 but he's very imperfect, in terms of what the betta judges look for at shows.











I bought him locally at a private non chain pet store.

He's not perfect. Nowhere near, but still much higher quality than petco/petsmart/walmart bettas though.



Maybe you can find something similar in your area?

Your beta is beautiful, I've been looking for one exactly like him. Is he a plakat?
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