where to buy bettas? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care

Are you looking for the best places to find bettas for sale online? Then you are not the only one. I’m often asked that question so I figured it was time to post the information. Some of you might be wondering, is it actually safe to buy fish online? I can tell you that in my experience, I’ve had the same luck buying fish online as I’ve had buying in stores. Some last and some don’t. The perk about buying fish online is that (in my opinion) there are a lot more choices available, especially when it comes to bettas. The important thing is to buy the fish from a recommended site and I hope that this post will take some of the guesswork out for you.

But what do you need to know before buying your betta fish? And what tips are there to ensure you choose a healthy betta fish?

The thought of getting your fish from another part of the country or the WORLD for that matter may be scary. The thought of your betta beauties going through the mail is even scarier. Trust me it's 100% safe. Sure there's a few DOAs but bettas are very good travelers. In fact your bettas got to the store buy getting shipped from Thailand!

Ethical dilemma of buying bettas - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care

This page has information about Breeding Betta Fish and raising the babies. Click  to buy male Betta Fish and  to buy females. Sharp fake plants – quite often fake aquarium plants are made of plastic. If you buy plastic plants make sure that the leaves do not have sharp edges. Betta fish fins are very delicate; any sharp edges can easily tear a betta fish fin. (Keep this in mind for all your decorations).

Buying live fish from eBay - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care

If you decide to “save” one of these betta fish from their tiny prison, then you will need to buy your own betta tank, as well as betta fish food, betta fish plants and other accessories for your new pet. Check out the .

Buying Betta Fish - AC Tropical Fish


It is important to know what to look for when buying a or fish dealer. Purchasing an unhealthy Betta can be disastrous. People who buy spend many distressing hours trying to improve its general health to no avail. These fragile fish do not recover easily from malnourishment or maltreatment.Ok so you found someone selling a betta in your country? Now Buy It Now or bid (instructions below). When you Buy It Now you'll get a message saying to contact the seller about payment and shipping. For US sellers they offer $15 Priority shipping or $35 Express shipping...personally I never use Priority because I don't want my new fish in the mail longer than they need to be. So you pay and arrange shipping dates. Ask any questions you have at this point. Keep in touch with the seller, they like to keep up with how the fish are doing. Remember to honor the DOA policy should you recieve a dead fish.