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.