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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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You learn something new everyday!

The other day I watched a video of someone catching a wild betta. I noticed someone's comment saying how he wished people would be more specific than just betta. He began to explain that there are over 60 different species in the betta family and not all of them are siamese fighting fish. I looked up some info and found more than I could read in a day! I had no idea there were so many kinds of bettas! :)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 11:11 PM
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Hey there,

Thats right, there are many different species of bettas and quite a few of them are kept and bred in captivity!
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Cool! Are they all agressive or are some good community fish? Are there any reasonably priced ones out there that a fishkeeper on a budget like me could afford or are they like crazy expensive?

To google!
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I don't know about pricing, but I read that some of them can be kept together. :)
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It's sooooo hard googling this stuff via phone! ButbI did turn up this one divine dish called an Emerald Green Betta. So pretty
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You will find some stores sell "peaceful bettas" which are Betta Imbellis. There are a few members here who keep imbellis and other betta "breeds". Dig your feet in!

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No dive in! I have too many already
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There are hundreds of Betta species, some of which are still being discovered. The pet store Betta is properly called Betta splendens, which is the Latin name. It is easier to identify and find wild Betta species by using their proper names. Betta imbellis are beautiful and popular among wild type enthusiasts, for example. Wild type Betta species do not traditionally have bright colors or long fins, though there has been a noted tainting in the gene pool of wild Betta splendens (which are not naturally bright and long-finned in the wild) with domesticated Betta splendens that have bred with their wild counterparts after being released into Thai waters.

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Tell my male burdigala he doesn't have bright colours or big fins!



But here is a thread about wild betta species from users here

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=116188

Provides lot of info about keeping and breeding wild bettas.


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Oh wow... So pretty. No torture! Me wantz one
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