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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Is this too much to ask for?

Alright, I hate to admit it, but I have an eye for rarity and/or unique qualities in fish. In fact, I actively seek it out. I'm looking for a third fish for my little collection..and I'm very specific in what I'm looking for.

  • Must be plakat
  • Double tail
  • Long, "fat" dorsal fin
  • Anal fin must be equal or slightly greater size than dorsal fin
  • No hints of blue coloration (green is slightly acceptable)
  • Monster coloration pattern

You guys think this is being a tad "too picky"? I'm not really familiar with double tail genetics or monster genetics...soooo.. And I do see a few bettas online that fit the criteria, except they're blue and not monsters. So I'm not sure on color rarities either..

Stamps - M White/Blue/Yellow Fancy HM Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Parcel

Parcel - F Blue/White Marble Dragon Fancy HM Plakat; 1.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Stamps

Astaire - M Blue/Red Veiltail; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

Latt - M "Panda" DT Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 11:52 PM
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Nope :) I'm extrmemely picky when it comes to breeding stock. I look at fins first and then color and then I plan ahead to see if I can fix the faults. It's ok to want something rare.

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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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 12:10 AM
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Nothing wrong with being picky! If you are going to pay a lot of money for a fish, it might as well be exactly what you want! :) You'll find that dream fish one day :)

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 10:33 AM
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Be picky! Its a good thing, you know what you want! Those thai fish on AB are expensive, so you deserve to get exactly what you want! Have you tried emailing some of the sellers on Aquabid? Kit is very nice (aquastar71) and so are a few of the others, all of them have a lot more bettas then the ones the post for sale! Try emailing them your specific criteria and seeing if they have what you would like! I've done it in the past
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Be picky! Its a good thing, you know what you want! Those thai fish on AB are expensive, so you deserve to get exactly what you want! Have you tried emailing some of the sellers on Aquabid? Kit is very nice (aquastar71) and so are a few of the others, all of them have a lot more bettas then the ones the post for sale! Try emailing them your specific criteria and seeing if they have what you would like! I've done it in the past
Oh wow really?! :D I've never thought of doing that! How exactly did you email them? Did you make a list of the criteria you were searching for? Or did you tell them specific coloration and finnage and then picked from the lot?

Stamps - M White/Blue/Yellow Fancy HM Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Parcel

Parcel - F Blue/White Marble Dragon Fancy HM Plakat; 1.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Stamps

Astaire - M Blue/Red Veiltail; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

Latt - M "Panda" DT Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

Aquarium Items:
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you need an aquabid account to email them, just go into any of their auctions and hit the "ask seller a question" link, and send them an email. Tell them specifically what you are looking for, ask them if they have anything that might fit the criteria and if they do ask them to email you pictures.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 02:10 PM
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No, it's not too much! It's good to have an idea of what you're looking for, and on Aquabid there are a lot of fish to choose from!

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I'll have to keep searching around to fill my picky specifications. I'm hoping to find a red monster...I keep seeing green, black, and blue, but not red yet! Especially as a double tail with a wide dorsal... Does anyone know the genetics of wide dorsals by the way? I think they look extremely attractive.

Stamps - M White/Blue/Yellow Fancy HM Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Parcel

Parcel - F Blue/White Marble Dragon Fancy HM Plakat; 1.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products - Loves Stamps

Astaire - M Blue/Red Veiltail; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

Latt - M "Panda" DT Plakat; 2.5gal; 80F; Hikari Food Products

Aquarium Items:
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Good luck finding the fish you are looking for. I think it is ok to be picky. Wide dorsals on a singletailed fish usually come from doubletail background.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:59 PM
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I dont think you are being picky, you just know what you like and what you want ;]

Sometimes goodbye is a second chance <3

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