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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Any Plakat lovers out there?

I really got sucked into to betas because of their long beautiful finale. But I have been cruising AquaBid (ALOT!) And have found myself quite drawn to the Plakats. Anyone else out there like this finage style even if it's not as flashy?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 12:17 AM
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I saw him flare once (1.5 weeks ago) before I got him today. I like the fact they can swim more naturally without dfificulties. He has the full 180, and currently just scouting his tank. Soon he'll be like I had seen him be like before.
So, yes, I like them. For their finnage, and the fact they don't have difficulties such as halfmoons or over halfmoons.
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I love pk. They have so much energy, and are more active (less fins). Also, I love their compact form and their overall looks. When you think about it, betas were really never meant to carry the long fins. So yes, I love plakats!
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They are my favourite tail type. I don't like bettas with longer fins. I think it is a lot of strain to place on such small-bodied fish, and most of the longer fins invariably end up torn, tatty or bitten.

Plus they never carry their fins as nicely when they start to get older.


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I think all of them are gorgeous!

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PK are the only type I keep because I like my fish to look like fish lol. Plus I love their vitality and spunk.
Im not a fan of overdone finnage on many long finned bettas and I think colours look better on pk dont know why, maybe because their colours are packed closely together on short fins instead of all spread out on long fins

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I am! I used to wonder why people like PK since I used to think that long-finned bettas are so much prettier. But after I got my first PK, I love them! They have so much energy and spunk, and have beautiful colors too! Plus, I don't have to worry about them tail-biting :) Hooked on PKs and considering only having PKs in the future.
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What I think, is if they used the stocky build of a PK (also fighters, giants etc) to that of the longer finned fellas. I also know PK is used to strengthen the finnage of their long finned counterparts. That makes them also useful.

My avi is a koi plakat female (r.i.p)

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My Noatok is my newest guy, and the hardest to name, and is my only HMPK. I love him! He's so spunky, and has so much energy. Plus, he's a little Casanova, and always shows off for his neighbor, Tsarina XD
At first, I was also put off by their short finnage and stocky bodies, but Noatok has changed all that. In the future, I hope to be able to adopt more.

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I don't have a plakat--but I'm with you. When I first saw them, I thought people were crazy to like them over one with a flowing tail. But now when I see them, I'm really thinking they're gorgeous!
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