Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Pictures
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #1 
MyRainbowBettaFish
Member
 
MyRainbowBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Talking The PK and HMPK thread!

Hey everybody!

Since i am going to be getting a PK and HMPK VERY soon, i would love to see your pictures of your plakats to give me an idea of how awesome they are lol!


Share stories, pictures, videos,etc!

Cant wait to see yours and get mine!

Also, form your experiences, should i look for my PK or HMPK at Petsmart or Petco?

Thanks!
MyRainbowBettaFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 01:54 AM   #2 
jeremywadejunior
Member
 
jeremywadejunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United States
Talking

Howdy! I've never seen a plakat at Petco; I bought my little guy at Petsmart!

Plakats are my favorite. :) Mine is a dragon scale HMPK named Junior and he's in my avatar. He's absolutely wonderful, and super cute in my opinion! :)

Plakats were originally bred for fighting in Thailand. Actually, let me show you the article I read! You can find it here: http://nippyfish.net/bettas-201/plakat-betta/

Anyway, it says that plakats may be more aggressive than other betta breeds since they come from bettas that were bred for fighting. My little dude is pretty fiesty! I tried to share his 5 gallon with an African Dwarf Frog once, and he didn't like it one bit! He was very aggressive with the frog so I had to separate the two.
jeremywadejunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:31 AM   #3 
CandiceMM
Member
 
CandiceMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Seattle,WA
I am obsessed with PK's and HMPK's I have TONS!!! You could look at both Petsmart and Petco. I actually got one tonight from Petco, I'll post pics tomorrow. I have a pair in the spawn tank currently and I am so excited for the babies!!!! I'll post one of my new Thailand imports that I might name Levi :)


Here is Tarzan :)

You will love these little guys!!
CandiceMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #4 
MyRainbowBettaFish
Member
 
MyRainbowBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremywadejunior View Post
Howdy! I've never seen a plakat at Petco; I bought my little guy at Petsmart!

Plakats are my favorite. :) Mine is a dragon scale HMPK named Junior and he's in my avatar. He's absolutely wonderful, and super cute in my opinion! :)

Plakats were originally bred for fighting in Thailand. Actually, let me show you the article I read! You can find it here: http://nippyfish.net/bettas-201/plakat-betta/

Anyway, it says that plakats may be more aggressive than other betta breeds since they come from bettas that were bred for fighting. My little dude is pretty fiesty! I tried to share his 5 gallon with an African Dwarf Frog once, and he didn't like it one bit! He was very aggressive with the frog so I had to separate the two.
Your little guy is stunning!


Thanks, the article was very helpful!

Your avi betta has amazing coloring!
MyRainbowBettaFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #5 
MyRainbowBettaFish
Member
 
MyRainbowBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by CandiceMM View Post
I am obsessed with PK's and HMPK's I have TONS!!! You could look at both Petsmart and Petco. I actually got one tonight from Petco, I'll post pics tomorrow. I have a pair in the spawn tank currently and I am so excited for the babies!!!! I'll post one of my new Thailand imports that I might name Levi :)


Here is Tarzan :)

You will love these little guys!!
Candice, i cant tell you how beautiful your boys are....just to pretty!

Looks like i will be trying petsmart, because i have actually seen some there. Cant wait to see the babies!!

Levi sounds cute!


Ok, well since PK's are so entergetic and aggressive, would one be ok in a 3 gal? Or would i have more success with a longer finned betta like a HM, in your opinion?
MyRainbowBettaFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #6 
jeremywadejunior
Member
 
jeremywadejunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyRainbowBettaFish View Post

Ok, well since PK's are so entergetic and aggressive, would one be ok in a 3 gal? Or would i have more success with a longer finned betta like a HM, in your opinion?
Thanks!

I think a 3 gallon for a PK sounds fine! Mine first lived in a one gallon, then I upgraded him to a 10 gallon all to himself! He currently lives in his 5 gallon, because my dorm has a restriction on aquarium size, and he's perfectly happy in there!
Larger space is just recommended for them since they have shorter fins that allow them to swim faster.
jeremywadejunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #7 
bananasammy8
Member
 
bananasammy8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Michigan,USA
Here are my HMPK's! They have so much personality and so fun to watch you will love them!
Attached Images
  
bananasammy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #8 
CandiceMM
Member
 
CandiceMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Seattle,WA
They are beautiful!! I have tons more just too many post. HMPK's are my weakness!!!
CandiceMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #9 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
omg jelly. I want one soooo bad! Cannot wait to see yours MRBF!!
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #10 
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
I have over 40 HMPK's but let me post the pictures of my first HMPK who will have a special place in my heart
Mo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bestbettafish ever, halfmoon plakat, hmpk, plakat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spawn log hmpk x hmpk red blue giant siblings titolatino1970 Betta Spawn Logs 26 12-05-2012 07:53 PM
Male Dumbo HMPK x Female HMPK CandiceMM Breeding Betta Fish 7 07-28-2012 12:04 AM
Betta Genetics Example: Black HMPK x Blue HMPK KadenJames Breeding Betta Fish 8 04-15-2012 04:15 PM
HELP! good combo- HMPK x CT, HMPK x VT, HMPK x HM? peaches3221 Breeding Betta Fish 5 12-14-2011 09:58 PM
Teal marble dragon HMPK x Blue PK/HMPK...second try Learn To Fly Breeding Betta Fish 37 10-05-2010 09:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.