How Much Does a Betta Fish Cost?

Betta fish are a colorful fish that lives in freshwater.  These fish are also known as a “Siamese fighting fish” due to the fact that two Betta fish cannot swim in the same aquarium since males are rather hostile against each other, often resulting in death.  Unlike other fish, a Betta fish generally eats very little and experts recommend that you feed it every other day.  The cost of a Betta fish depends on the type and where you purchase it.

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How much is it?

Types of Betta FishPrice Average
Blue Betta$3 to $6
Butterfly Betta$18 to $30
Dragon King Crown Betta$30 to $40
Dragon Scale Betta$7 to $11
Dumbo Betta$15 to $20
Elephant Ear Betta$5 to $25
Giant Betta$20 to $80
King Crowntail Betta$20 to $45
Koi Betta Fish$2 to $15
Paradise Betta$3 to $15
Rainbow Betta Fish$40 to $75
Rosetail Betta$30 to $45
Spade Tail Betta$30 to $40
Super Delta Betta$3 to $15
Veiltail Betta$2 to $5
White Betta$3 to $6
White Dragon Crown King Betta$45 to $55

What is going to be included?

Types of betta fish

What are the extra costs?

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Average Reported Cost: $3

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Less Expensive $1 $1.5K $3K $5K $6.5K More Expensive $8k

How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Anonymous (Chapel Hill,  North Carolina) paid $3 and said:

    For a veil tail male. It was a very reasonable price.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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