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post #171 of 233 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 09:12 PM
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That's a question we've been trying to answer.

One explanation is that the VTs were so popular in retail stores that the type is overbred. The sanctioning body, the IBC, wants to put focus on other tail types I assume. If you read the thread from the start, there are other ideas.

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OMG I want the white one with purple!!

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Check Aquabid and eBay, plus sellers on this board. Chard56 is actively breeding VTs.

I have a feeling that, to be worth $, LOTS of VT fry have to be culled (killed) to the few novel ones. IMO.

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30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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while i believe all bettas are beautiful in their own way, I personally lover veil tails. Here Renji:
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post #175 of 233 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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SO pretty!
I just bought an orange HM girl. I wanted a good, clean orange for my sorority. Of course, only HMs available on Aquabid.

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30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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SO pretty!
I just bought an orange HM girl. I wanted a good, clean orange for my sorority. Of course, only HMs available on Aquabid.
Not true!!! I've seen every tail type on AB before! (:


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post #177 of 233 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:36 PM
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Right, if you monitor them a lot. If I go on Aquabid too often, I will not be able to pay the rent!!! I only visit AQ when I have a few $100 to burn. I'm not getting out much these days, so I've been indulging... is Aquabid cheaper than heroin? I don't know!

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30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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You will never see VTs at shows again ever imo because the "show people" have not had any VTs for years themselves and they would not have any advantage over us regular folk. So why would they ever make a category for VTs. It is not in "their" best interest to do so. But Im a smug narcissist regarding betta shows. There wouldn't be any politics in the "Betta show world" right?

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I think that with enough lobbying vts will be back in shows. The halfmoons have to go out of fashion one day, right?
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Not true!!! I've seen every tail type on AB before! (:
I was being sarcastic, sorry. If you look at the numbers if each tail type listed, there are about 500 HMs vs about 20 VTs. When I go on Aquabid, I'm looking for a really specific fish: usually (always) I'm looking for bright colored females that will make my aquarium really pop! Females of all tail types only make up about 1/4 of what's listed, then over 50% (I'm guessing) are Cambodians (nothing against them, I have a Cambodian CT). Yesteday, I wanted a yellow girl and an orange female, any tale shape. I lucked out in the VT section (she was $15), but I had to plow through dozens of listings to get a clean, bright orange girl, and she was listed in the HM's.

On other attempts, I've only found the colors in the HM category. I'd be happier to find my desired color for $15 in the VT category instead of $25 in the HM category!!!

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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