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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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I think the problems can be overcome with selective and careful breeding, but maybe not. Will be interesting to see what's new in 10 years!

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I hope your right but so far that has not proven to be the case. Unfortunately there's no way to get rid of every bad genetic flaw no matter how selective you are.

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Especially when breeders try to sell the defects as something special and unique. :(

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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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True that :) Have you guys seen those weird" humpback" bettas? I don't know what they are called but they look like a cross between a betta and a parrothead cichlid.

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Green/Orange Dal HMDT
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Turquoise Marble BFHM
White/Red Marble Delta
Godzilla-Green Marble HM
and 7! more coming from Thailand! <3
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I love the look of the long flowing fins, but I am having my first experience owning plakats and I feel much better about the way they swim compared to my other bettas... I've always had pet store bettas so I can't comment on their lineage, but I tend to pick the thick ones too because I like how they look.

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nowzem: Thanks for posting the pics showing the feathertails. That white rosetail betta is GORGEOUS! I still don't understand what it means to be rosetail though.

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The quest for the perfect halfmoon by selectively breeding for branching and straight caudal edges has given rise to a new development in the Betta splendens tailforms -the Rosetail. The main characteristic of the rosetail is the excessive branching in all three unpaired fins, especially the excessive branching and the overlapping rays in the caudal, which produces a 'rose-like' appearance. The extreme form of Rosetail can produce the very unique 'Feathertail' betta. A breeder using Rosetail bettas in their halfmoon lines has to be particularly careful of excess -fish who cannot swim properly, or who carry the trait into the mutation that has been coined 'X-Factor Fish' -fish with poor scales, shorter ventrals and collapsing finnage. [Taken from bettysplendens.com]

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White/Red Marble Delta
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I don't like, don't like at all....I prefer a fish that can hold his fins but is symmetrical at the same time....I agree with 1fish2fish...Martinismommy's fish are as good as they get.

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Thank you! I appreciate the explanation :) Was too lazy to google.

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:) LOL No problem!

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55 gal sorority with 10 females
Warren Betta-Blue/Violet VT
Mr T.-Red/violet CT
Green/Orange Dal HMDT
Iri-Orange/Green/Black HMDT
Turquoise Marble BFHM
White/Red Marble Delta
Godzilla-Green Marble HM
and 7! more coming from Thailand! <3
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