Are some types of betta "stronger" than the others?
I am trying to decide what type of betta to get tomorrow. Pickle dying has me wondering if certain types of betta are hardier and last longer than others. Pickle was a veil tail and he outlasted all of the others..the females, the crowntails, the other viels...
So are there any opinions one which type of betta has the most staying power?
I do not think the type has anything to do with it at all. I think it all depends on the environment and the history of the betta. Some bettas can be older than others and already have diseases but with nice clean warm water I think age can be very similar.
In short and not entirely conclusive, plakats are more active/'power' due to their shorter fins and more aggressive innate. However, hmpks have inherited that trait and thus can be in that category of 'power' and perhaps, attractive as well.