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h0nkzz
01-02-2007, 03:15 PM
anyone knows where to buy the best quality betta in houston ?
i'm don't want to deal with shipping ... *:D

eklikewhoa
01-02-2007, 03:32 PM
phishphreak has some really nice ones but im not sure if he sells.

check the phot gallery for some pictures of his fish.

h0nkzz
01-03-2007, 02:09 PM
i guess nobody knows ?

HFBfounder
01-03-2007, 02:38 PM
I haven't heard of any places that sell really good quality here in Houston. There are some breeders here though, like phishphreek. I hear a lot of people get theirs from aquabid. sorry I couldn't be of more help.

szidlon
01-03-2007, 02:42 PM
There's a seller on Aquabid by the name of BTS that is in Dayton. *He'd probably let you pick up or meet you in Dayton. *Really nice person to deal with.

h0nkzz
01-03-2007, 02:45 PM
yea i tried aquabid but wasnt really sure how the shipping works ... those that needed to be shipped from thailand r really nice but having to deal with the transhippers meaning we pay shipping twice ? ... i haven't feel like doing that ... *:D

szidlon
01-03-2007, 02:57 PM
Bill isn't a transhippper, he grows his own, fish that is. :wink:

eklikewhoa
01-03-2007, 04:41 PM
there is a guy in the medical center i believe that will let you meet up at herman park on aquabid.

or check out megan's tropical emporium, the betta shows are held at her place so im sure she can direct you in the right path

h0nkzz
01-03-2007, 04:47 PM
there is a guy in the medical center i believe that will let you meet up at herman park on aquabid.

u happen to know his user name ?

Tameyourself
01-03-2007, 05:51 PM
Petco and Petsmart have nice ones some times

JClarkKent2006
01-03-2007, 06:16 PM
Petco and Petsmart have nice ones some times

petco has nice ones for $3.49 each, any color you want, mainly red/pink or blue, petsmart had poor looking small ones.

eklikewhoa
01-04-2007, 01:01 AM
i forget the name but look through the plakats cause thats where i found him.

city pets usually carries crowntails, monster plakats and double tails

jtfields
01-04-2007, 02:29 AM
I've bought a Betta on Aquabid before and had no problems with shipping.

Megan's sells some nice Bettas. *They use a local breeder and they are definitely better than your run of the mill fish store Bettas. *Even their regular $5.00 Bettas are nice but the last time I was there they even had a few on the checkout counter that were nicer and a little more expensive.

guppymax
01-04-2007, 09:27 AM
Have you tried these people?:

http://www.bettahabari.org/

max

PhishPhreek
01-04-2007, 10:00 AM
there is nice.....
and there is NICE!

you can get nice pets at Nans or Village or a few others when local breederes thin out their stock.

but if you want show quality NICE, you need to go to one of the Bettahabari auctions

daisymac
01-04-2007, 11:25 AM
Phish,

Where/who/what is Nans?

H0nkszz,

I bought Buster the betta at Village. He is a beautiful blue/red boy.

h0nkzz
01-04-2007, 12:01 PM
phish, *when is the next Bettahabari show and auctions ?

i decided to order from an importer and will do that today ... they seem to have some good NICE bettas ... gotta pay to get the NICE stuff right ?

szidlon
01-04-2007, 12:10 PM
I saw a post some time ago giving the dates of March 24th and 25th.

Ellen
01-04-2007, 02:12 PM
h0nkzz, what kind of fish do you keep? I mean besides the betta you're planning on getting? You should be careful importing fish because you can risk introducing some serious diseases to your current set-up, even if the betta will be in its own tank.

Ellen

Clover
01-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Xtreme Fish on Bellaire near the beltway had some nice ones the last time I checked.

h0nkzz
01-04-2007, 10:29 PM
i keep tanganyikans ... betta will all be separated i guess ...

PhishPhreek
01-05-2007, 12:19 AM
My mistake, Nan's is a gaming store near village....
I should have said Megan's - they have hosted the last too shows/auctions

PhishPhreek
01-05-2007, 12:26 AM
You should be careful importing fish because you can risk introducing some serious diseases to your current set-up, even if the betta will be in its own tank.

Ellen

You should quaranteen any new fish for 30 days ....... but it's hard when they are so pretty and want to spawn.

Imported fish are required to go through a trans-shipper where they are inspected and their water changed. *
(forign water is considered hazardous waste)

h0nkzz
01-05-2007, 01:25 AM
yea i'm buying through a transhipper and dont have to deal with the Thai breeder directly ... safe myself some trouble ... *:D

Ellen
01-05-2007, 01:31 AM
True, but there are rumors of cases where imported angels have brought in the pretty much unstoppable Angelfish/Discus disease, even though the fish are kept completely separated. Separate facilities even. Just a warning! I'm probably too cautious, if there is such a thing!

Ellen