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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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activity of show bettas

i was wondering, since show bettas have alot of finnage, do they often have a low amount of activity since their fins are heavy?

when the fish are judged, do they put another fish or mirror up to them and just judge on the flaring?

if the betta is mostly resting on the bottom and only moves and flares for the mirror or another betta, is that points against them because of their lethargy?

conversely do they get more points if they are active and spreading their fins without any outside influence?
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i was wondering, since show bettas have alot of finnage, do they often have a low amount of activity since their fins are heavy?

when the fish are judged, do they put another fish or mirror up to them and just judge on the flaring?

if the betta is mostly resting on the bottom and only moves and flares for the mirror or another betta, is that points against them because of their lethargy?

conversely do they get more points if they are active and spreading their fins without any outside influence?
A healthy Betta is active with long fins they swim as hard as possible and struggle.
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Chocolate Betta. Thats not true. First of all not all show bettas are long finned males. there are just as many Plakats, HMPKS, and females.. if not more.. I have watched a betta show and the majority of the bettas effortlessly swim. The place fish side by side and judge them on the overall form including color.

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I meant show as long finned sorry. I was referring to elephant ears which swim as hard as possible and still struggle. Sorry was not clear.

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i was more curious about the long finned HMs. sorry i should have been more specific
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I meant show as long finned sorry. I was referring to elephant ears which swim as hard as possible and still struggle. Sorry was not clear.
Elephant ears usually arent shown due to It messing up symettry. A big ear rarely wins

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we just got an EE (named him Hannibal, after the roman general who used war elephants to scare his enemies) and he hasn't shown any kind of difficulty swimming, even though his pectorals are so big you can barely see his ventrals.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

Godric/Eric/Sookie/Frodo/Sam/Vlad/Rasputin/Genghis/Hannibal/TARDIS/
LaVey/Crowley/Dahmer/Ripper/Al/Thor/Skadhi/Freija/Sunna/Mead/Mani/
Loki/Grendel/Gail/Beowulf/Camilla/River/Bathory/Arwen/Lafayette/Deb/Jack Skellington (soon)
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Elephant ears usually arent shown due to It messing up symettry. A big ear rarely wins
I meant like you know fish with giant fins.
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Then why did you say Big Ears? Anyways. a female with large fins gets disqualified. Its a Disqualifying fault

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Sory thought I said like elephant ears.
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