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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think?

about this boy? Honestly, I don't want to breed him, and I think I've fallen in love... he has a few flaws; his anal is too long, he's got excess branching, but IMO he's one of those dream bettas. :S If I decide to get him, I'm pretty much saying goodbye to a sorority, but at the rate this is going, I'd almost have him over a sorority. I have the money, i have the set up (which was going to be for a sorority) and I have the time. Do you all think I should get him and up my betta count to two? Also, what do you think of his coloring?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 05:26 PM
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Do you have another longfin male? When they are not flaring they are kind of saggy looking I had an hm male named deon pictured in my avi and he was beautiful but when he wasnt flaring he was very pretty is fins hung very low. I am now hooked on plakats for this reason as they have beautiful fins even when they arent flaring. I vote sorrority as females have the best personality and they would be more fun to watch.
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I haven't had a long finned male in quite some time now, and I've never had a halfmoon. Plakats are soo amazing looking, but wow...

you're right about the sororities having personality galore. I had a sorority for a breif period of time, and while things were good, they were great. Augh, this decision is going to be difficult.

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It's always great to think over things first....(heee, I get impatient, but i'm working on that...xD )

The black/green betta is gorgeous!
You could try righting down the pros and cons of both if you really can't decide.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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good idea

1 guy in a tank:
pro:
1. he'll over all be less expensive (roughly about 45-50$) than the 5-6 quality girls I would be getting and shipping in from different breeders around the world.
2. I could divide the 10 gallon and stick another (maybe a hmpk or doubletail) male in there :D
3. I wouldn't have to qt him for a month seeing as he'd be the only one in the tank for a while
4. big fins :3
5. he's absolutley stunning and probably has a killer personality XD

Cons:
1. greater risk of tailbiting
2.less active (?)

Girls:

Pros
1. the more the merrier :D
2. fast and no need to worry about too much tailbiting
3. chock full of personality
4.No need to divide
5. I can let my little brother and sister each buy their own lfs girl to qt and stick in there to call their own, leaving me 3-4 quality girls of my own in the tank

Cons.
1. I need to qt all of them at least a month before set up
2 getting the girls of my dreams is going to cost a lot
3 I have to worry about drama and illness much more than with just one male in a tank.

hmmmmmmmmmm >.> well, I have two 10 gallons, and if I adopt out the harlequins and just qt phoebe several months before introducing.... I could go for both... But... No, I can't, I've gotta conserve and not go on spending sprees. :P (can you blame a girl for wishing?).... I think I'll have to marinate in this idea for another day or two then make my decision before the guy's auction time runs out.


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Very interesting color almost like a copper/melano mixture.

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The auction name is melano gold, so you're probably right.

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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My decision is final :) I'm opting for him over a sorority (until I have more time and fishfunds)

Quick question, is Jennifer Viveiros still a transhipper? I just visted her luvmybettas site, and apparently she's now a cat breeder...

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I think she still does. It can't hurt to send her an email and ask.

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okay, I'll do that.

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