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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Fighter vs show

If you could would you get a fighting typ betta over domestic. I am not doing this just theoretical questions. I would take fighter more active, hardy, and interesting knowing about your fish like that.
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Of those two, I would choose the show betta - simply because I would not want to support someone involved in animal abuse.

Similarly, I would choose a dog from show lines and not from someone who breeds dogs to fight.

Though, if it were not a question of purchase I would opt first to adopt a rescued fighter before I would buy a new animal (puppy or fish).

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hmm id prefer show. just prettier imo.

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it depends on the fish's colour and tail type. whichever is a PK would do though id never fight one. never had n=much luck with long tail types as far as keeping the finnage from damage.

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Fighting, healthier than those inbred show fish.
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I meant show variety vs fighter type. You could build a really life like biotiope. I just do not regard Siamese Betta fighting as abuse it is there culture they really avoid damage even mild damage plus the breeders you get your fish from often fight them are bettas are descended from them.
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I meant not American where they kill them I meant very careful to avoid damage I would never do that though.
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Agreed.. Show bettas typically are inbred many generations to maintain good finnagge, they also are very weak and ive seen many get sick easily.. while Fighters are built to be strong and have a very strong boy structure.. I would choose an active, healthy, strong fish over a weak, and inbred fish

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My male Betta is pretty healthy things like deltas and VT s you know old strains will probably have more genetic diversity/ the Betta bred for fighting are pretty in there own way plus they might live longer.
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Show type, I refuse to support any type of fighting no matter if it's apart of culture or not. Still does not make it right. Not dog fighting, not chicken fighting, not horse fighting, not betta fighting, nor even ant or spider fighting. Animals shouldn't be forced into those stressful dangerous situations for the greed of humans.

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