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I meant if you had the opportunity of the 3 fighter, show, and wild. I meant you do not have to support the fighters. Many large scale betta breeders fight them.
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I would say fighter because they seem to be healthier and have a bigger body that I just think looks better.
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That's a really good point, Choc.

Many breeders of fine show-quality fish also breed fighters. By buying their show fish, you give them the wherewithal to breed more fighters.

Moral conundrum, anyone?
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Just because people breed fighters doesn't mean that they will be fighting them. I breed fighters because I like their energy and am not really interested in the long fins / fancy colours. I think that 'fighters' are actually taken better care of than our 'Show Quality' bettas because they are constantly conditioned, well maintained and are trained well. Like a ufc fighter which will constantly get into better condition that it was before.

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i feel really stupid for asking this, but what's the difference?
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I'm voting for wild bettas if I had to choose between one of the three. After losing nearly all my splendens from I don't know what a couple days back I am getting out of them and just focusing on wild bettas instead.

Wild bettas are hardier, easier to breed, can be housed in pairs and groups, and are very beautiful when you get them in full colour.


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I would say fighters are hardest the breeder probab
Y took really good care of them. If they were bred by siamese betta fighters more care would be given. Since theses small ignites that practically do more damage make big money really good care is provided but many.mSiamese breeders use the shows to sustain fights. Betta betters on that fight I have read they are really good at spotting disease and health issues which would be good at betta keeping. Many methods of betta fighting are common in betta care like IAL.
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Actually many of the South-East Asian countries use IAL and if not they have their medicines or banana leaf.

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But it was used on fighter bettas first because fighter betas are oldest after wild.
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i feel really stupid for asking this, but what's the difference?
A wild type would be less hardy less aggressive and do not have the harder scales of fighters.
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