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Old 03-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #21 
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I got a "halfmoon" big ear from 12 dollars after using a 20% coupon. He's closer to a delta though, his tail spread isn't 180* at all.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:49 AM   #22 
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Hi guys, i know this is off topic but does petco ship bettas to australia? I was looking for a halfmoon plakat, they only
Have CT and VT's in australia.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #23 
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I don't believe they ship any animals.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #24 
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Looks to be a betta with a unique spot marking. Petco always over prices things anyhow.
agreed, im so glad we just got a petsmart recently. the tank i just bought was 35 at petsmart and 64 for the exact same thing at petco. rediculous. although the petco near me does have a lot more bettas on display. not sure how healthy they are though because i wasnt actually looking for one yet last time i was there
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:48 AM   #25 
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Thanks styggian, but luckly for me i found a fish specialist in eastern australia that ships to wa, and they have HMPK's in soo happy.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #26 
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Hmmm... some people are so negative about this.
What I see here is a potential breeding project.
If you were to take those bigger King bettas and cross them with a big ear, there's a possible chance of creating a fish with" big ears" that has the muscle to use them. Eventually the King X big ear would grow stronger and develop its muscles in certain places to allow swimming to become easier.

I do agree that $50 is expensive. But it is possible, believe it or not, to buy healthy bettas from petco. I have 3 petco bettas who came from the store, to my house in perfect condition and they've been healthy for the past 2 years.

Not everything has to be bad.
I'm not saying I know all about this, but I'm just looking at a more positive side to the big ear.
The big ear shown in the petco picture does look weird, but that doesn't mean they all look like that. I've drawn betta lover1507's big ear, Echo, and he looks rather beautiful. I had a betta named Philip and as he got older, he developed big years. One of my bettas, caspian, is around 3-4 years old and he's got big ears.

Now i'm just looking at the positive side to this because i don't enjoy being a negative nelly.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:25 AM   #27 
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King betta X big ears would be pretty cool, imagine if it could Make them swim faster.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #28 
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King betta X big ears would be pretty cool, imagine if it could Make them swim faster.
See and there's my point! If we didn't think so negatively about it, we could see the problem and fix it!

So the problem here is that bettas with big ears aren't strong enough to swim. So what if we created a stronger, faster betta fish. That way, it would satisfy the masses while still living out a long happy life!

Its like with dogs. You want a stronger dog, then you find strong dogs and breed them to make the breed itself stronger.

Betta fish are stronger in their midsection down, but we want to develop the upper muscles. If we can create a way to do that, we can create a beautiful fish that has the strength to carry its finage and be able to swim very well!
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Very true! Itd be cool, its like creating ur own breed of stronger faster betta.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #30 
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Thanks styggian, but luckly for me i found a fish specialist in eastern australia that ships to wa, and they have HMPK's in soo happy.
You cloud also try aquabid.com. There quite a bit of quality bettas for decent price on there.
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