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He looks like he has too much branching, so his caudal is a mess as well as some bent rays on his anal fin. His dorsal also has some short rays in the front.

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Ok, good I'm learning something :D

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I'm not a show-betta expert, but I think these would be good images to go by for the HM standard:
Male yes.. female.. no. Not for HM anyway..

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The female looks like a hmpk to me.
Heres some for the males, HM is A and HMPK is B
Understand this is NOT the IBC standard.. you need to be a member to get a copy of the standards. They change slightly through the years..

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That Blue BF male has excessive branching and his tail is short. The fact that he is not *in your face* flaring leads me to think he is a wuss or not feeling well. Neither of which you want. Breed for aggression as well as form/color.

Also do not like the dorsal. Narrow base and the first rays are short. Not even a good BF. Need that blue/white to be 50/50. Not enough blue in him. I'd say there are better but lately there is nothing but mudd on AB. Banleagn has had some decent royals/steels last few days, though nothing to get real excited about.

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If you are going to try and breed nice fish, and work to the IBC standard.. first join the IBC. Then you get access to the breeders by the membership roster. Look at show results and see who is winning in the color class you are interested in. Right now my royal and steel girls are pretty much sweeping their classes. I have only one male and he is headed to convention this week then into a spawn tank.. or I'd be showing in the males too.. lol. So if you are interested in irids, me and who ever is winning in the males would be who to contact for stock.

Otherwise you need to develop your eye and learn to pick apart the faults in a fish. I'm real picky.. but some things you can live with. Rounded edges and narrow dorsals are easy to improve. Sloped anals are a bi-ch. Also got to recognize good ever all balance and not get lost in a heavy branched tail. Also need to see when over branched as that will be a pita to straighten out too.

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Does the membership cost money? I would buy from you now but I'm saving money right now for all the stuff I need, including the fish. I'd like to start with a good fish and not have to improve form or anything really, just working on getting good colors

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Yes, it does. This was taken directly from ibcbettas.org.

Electronic Membership with Color FLARE!
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Paper Membership with black & white mailed issue of FLARE!
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Do you have to pay every month or is it just one time?

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You can pay for a lifetime, but you have to pay by year otherwise. It's a magazine subscription OR a website subscription. Hence, electronic and paper memberships.

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