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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of VT's...

I know.. I griped about them here in the show section. But because of the response and amount of people that have an interest in the VT.. I want to ask a few questions.

1/ For those that adore the VT... are you an IBC member?

2/ As a breeder of VT's, would you breed VT's to the current IBC standards colors and perfect them as we do in the other tail types? Current colors are:
Red
Black
Iridescents - blue, green and steel
Yellow
Orange
pastel
Marble
Grizzle
Butterfly
Multi
Metallic

[may be a few more.. standards not handy and these just come to mind]

3/ Would you join the IBC and regularly send fish to shows?

Fish bought at a pet shop could not be entered.. but their offspring you bred could be entered.

Just trying to get a feel for interest and commitment level..
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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 01:48 PM
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You already know my thoughts! Bring on the VTs!

2yr membership currently for IBC, would send to shows, and would breed to the IBC standard that is chosen.

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We can show VT bettas here in Australia, which I've always liked. This is something that has been taken from one of the bigger betta shows here.

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E1. Color or Form Variations - (eg DT Plakat, DT CT, Crown plakat, Dumbo, Veiltail etc)

h/ All bettas excluding the Veiltail class will be judged in accordance with IBC judging criteria. Veiltail class will be judged using the Bettas4All Veiltail Show Standard
Even though I am not American, I think you would have quite a lot of interest if VT classes were offered. They seem to be quite popular here.


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IBC member (unless I need to renew), absolutely interested in breeding VT for the color classes and if I could I would certainly send VTs to shows.

I've been thinking about using my huge amount of fish tanks just sitting there empty to breed some VTs in new forms. I have the time and most of the equipment so why not.

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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I love VTs! Sad to say I'm not a member and I hope to eventually breed pet quality VTs, not show, but I really look forward to seeing the amazing VTs people come up with for show! Woot!
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We can show VT bettas here in Australia, which I've always liked. This is something that has been taken from one of the bigger betta shows here.



Even though I am not American, I think you would have quite a lot of interest if VT classes were offered. They seem to be quite popular here.
That is a form standard. Is there enough interest to breed the more "pure" colors rather than just two fish...?

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How do ya'll feel about the Bettas4All Veiltail Show Standard? Is it attainable and realistic? Is that how you want your VT's to look?

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I love the Bettas4all standard personally. The few VTs I have spawned I looked for fish to fit that standard.

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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I'm joining the IBC next month. Yay birthday present!
I'd love to be able to show VTs. I don't think they're any less beautiful than other tail types, and I think that the Bettas4all standard is very workable. I've seen VTs that conform quite closely to that standard, though they aren't easy to find, LOL. I tend to prefer the VTs with wide tail bases, as described in the Bettas4all standard. As for color, yes, I would most definitely breed towards the IBC color standards, just as I do with my HMs.

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Mmm... dark red VTs.. original cambodian style VTs.. yes I am so going to go crazy if you get it. You have my vote! (for more reasons than this lol.. but this is the icing on the cake!)

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