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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tail length and flaring?

I was just wondering if bettas couldn't flare that much anymore if they're fins get really long?
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It depends. Most can flare no matter how long their fins are.

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Oooh!! I'd love to see a really big one.
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The problem with long finned bettas is they can have a hard time swimming. I prefer the shortfin bettas.

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The problem with long finned bettas is they can have a hard time swimming. I prefer the shortfin bettas.

no wonder my veil tail is a lazy butt!
and my crowntail is like speedy gonzales run like 3 laps around the bowl if i touch the water.

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It kind of bugs me when people spread that stereotype. I have lots of longfins and let me tell you they are just as energetic as my females or my HMPK. Sure they will be slower than a fish with smaller fins but that does not mean that they are lazy.

A well taken care of long fin will have just as much energy as a short fin. One who is well bred and in good health should never have problems carrying their fins.

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And then it just depends on the personality (: One of my deltas with a huge tail never stops moving, one of my deltas almost never moves. It all depends.

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It kind of bugs me when people spread that stereotype. I have lots of longfins and let me tell you they are just as energetic as my females or my HMPK. Sure they will be slower than a fish with smaller fins but that does not mean that they are lazy.

A well taken care of long fin will have just as much energy as a short fin. One who is well bred and in good health should never have problems carrying their fins.
It's somewhat rare but when a big finned HM male has a hard time swimming it's a problem...though smart breders avoid this (like Martinismommy has awesome HMs with fins they can carry).

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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