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post #41 of 233 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:25 AM
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Yes, I have a VT. I know how you feel:

Looks like another leisurely walk through Petco... "Oh, look at that, a Betta. What a coincidence. Oh, he's looking at me! Wow. Looks like I have to get him. Such a pity..."

Hello! I'm a former fishkeeper and bettafish.com-er with a rekindled interest in the betta hobby. I don't have any bettas currently, but I'm brushing up on my fishkeeping knowledge with the intention of eventually bringing home another finned friend. ^_^
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post #42 of 233 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 03:44 PM
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Your fish are all so beautiful!! Can't we petition the IBC (or whoever) to allow the VT in again??? It's so not fair! Just b/c a certain type was "overbred" (or whatever) for the pet trade, doesn't mean they can't be beautiful, healthy fish! Many dog breeds are bred to the point of unbelievable health problems, but the AKC still lets them compete. Once a breed in in the AKC, they aren't kicked out. I imagine it's the same with other animals that are shown in conformation competitions.

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THIS FISH



HAS MADE MY DAY! XD

Look at those colors!!!

In all honesty though, every betta fish- and every veiltail betta fish- are beautiful and wonderful animals ^^

... I just have a soft spot for veiltails! <3
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I prefer hm 's and plakats but I've had a few pretty vt 's.
+1. Nice colors and all in those pics but I'm still not a VT showbetta advocate.
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Why?

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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+1. Nice colors and all in those pics but I'm still not a VT showbetta advocate.
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You can show Veiltails in IBC shows under forms and finnage or Variations. They just don't have a Veiltail division. If they did I'd be sending some of these.
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Why?
In my opinion betta finnage has evolved (or mutated...however you want to look at it) beyond what we first called a show betta years ago. So there just isn't large enough of a market (or fan club...again, however you want to call it) for VTs.

I'm perfectly fine in agreeing to disagree however....as VTs are a style which is subjected to people's choice. And there's no room for debate here other than voicing an opinion. Mine too...is just an opinion.
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If there wasn't a market for them I wouldn't be raising them and the overseas breeders wouldn't be shipping them to pet stores nation wide. In Europe they have a Veiltail class in their shows. Here I think people have just moved on to the more popular types. If there were more people sending Veiltails to the show they would have to make a division for them.
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It's funny how even a fish type can "fall out of fashion". It's just snobbery that since retailers sell them, that the IBC won't have a class for them. Gee, I wonder which type will be the next fad? I just gave up on a thread about how EE's shouldn't be bred b/c they "look silly and can't swim properly". Oh good grief! I think we should breed for 1. healthy fish; and 2. beautiful fish that people will really get excited about, and will WANT to take care of, regardless of tail/fin type. Chard, you have some gorgeous fish there!! (I know, I bought some!)

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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