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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Elephant Ears

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I was just wondering do Elephant ears bettas 'ears' usually get this big? Maybe this pic is not the best to show you because his 'ears' are drooped but when he flares they expand to about 2-3 times that size, swimming is a bit hard for him at times because they weigh him down a bit.

Just thought I would ask because he is the first big ears betta I have owned, I have just bought another one (check out my thread 'three new boys' but he is just a baby and his fins have a lot of growing to do.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 11:24 PM
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It may just be he needs to grow into them. But I assume the čars`are as much a mutation of breeding as `rosetail`s are, so tehre`s plenty of room for too much fin to happen. They definitely look real big to me here, but I haven`t had personal experience with them yet.

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Hu's aren't that big, I think the really big ones like that are called "super dumbos" or something along those lines

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^Quite a bit smaller

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Hey there,

Berry is about a year old and fully grown though his 'ears' just seem to keep getting bigger and bigger lol.

Skyewillow Hu is beautiful, his elephant ears may grow quite a bit yet, how old is he? Mystic my other big ears boy has ears slightly larger than Hu's.
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Thank you, Veggiegirl. I can only assume that Hu is at his full growth. One of his pectorals were damaged when we brought him home from the fish store, but aside from the process of repair, they aren't getting any longer.

Here's a pic I found online of the "Super" EE/Dumbo.

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Oh that is what he must be!!! Thankyou Skyewillow, I hope Mystic is also a super EE/Dumbo he would look amazing if his ears got that big, they were both bred by the same company so you never know
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You're welcome, I was having fun oogling all of the gorgeous super EE's in the process

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i honestly am one that believes that we should not 'hope' our big ear's pectoral fins get that big. :I it's just like with HMs. too much finnage is never a good thing. my own big ear's pectoral fins are all ripped up, probably because they were too big. x:
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do ees have trouble swiming??

-- thats brooke ,, hes cute.. bubba is cute too, i just cant take pics of him,, also we have kenith. i hope he eats soon :P
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