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Old 12-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #11 
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If I ever get Imbellis my first would be hybrid.
Hybrids wont look like the ones i have
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #12 
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How are your fry going Setsuna? I am interested in comparing the growth rate of the different species/complexes.

So far I have found that my bigger mouthbrooding fry (unimaculata, strohi) are growing at a much faster rate than my coccina complex fry (persephone, rutilans, tussyae). This is in the same conditions and being fed the same foods.

Just wanted to see how imbellis compared. Also have you ran into any problems with missing ventrals? This seems to be a solely splendens based issue as even when my wild fry were on MWs for several weeks and I was lax on vacuuming their tank, hey all developed normal ventral fins. I have yet to have any of my wild betta fry show up with missing ventrals.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #13 
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How are your fry going Setsuna? I am interested in comparing the growth rate of the different species/complexes.

So far I have found that my bigger mouthbrooding fry (unimaculata, strohi) are growing at a much faster rate than my coccina complex fry (persephone, rutilans, tussyae). This is in the same conditions and being fed the same foods.

Just wanted to see how imbellis compared. Also have you ran into any problems with missing ventrals? This seems to be a solely splendens based issue as even when my wild fry were on MWs for several weeks and I was lax on vacuuming their tank, hey all developed normal ventral fins. I have yet to have any of my wild betta fry show up with missing ventrals.
Yes i have like 1 with no ventrals and 1 with only one ventral thats about it for now
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #14 
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Just wanted to pop in and say I keep 4 imbellis together in one tank (2 male 2 female), and they get along fine, but they are siblings and have spent their whole lives together.
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Hybrids wont look like the ones i have
I know they look a lot different.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:30 AM   #16 
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Just wanted to pop in and say I keep 4 imbellis together in one tank (2 male 2 female), and they get along fine, but they are siblings and have spent their whole lives together.
Thats why they get along but if you separate them for a week things will se different i garentee it
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I know Hybrids are less reflective. I like Purebreds but they sound expensive.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #18 
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I know Hybrids are less reflective. I like Purebreds but they sound expensive.
hahhaaha they are
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How expensive are they?
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How expensive are they?
If you find some from a seller in the U.S. you're looking at $35.00 for two day shipping (some offer $15-$25 priority shipping but it will be 3+ days so definitely do not opt for it in the winter).

Prices for imbellis tend to be around $8-$12 each, or $25 a pair depending on who you buy from. The showier looking ones can go for a lot more. Wild caught will also cost more because they're typically only available from sellers in Asia so that's an additional $10 for shipping and probably a higher base price.

If anyone here ever wants to reserve a pair or pack of juveniles from me I will offer a really good price, not much more than the cost of shipping. I only have the ocellata fry right now though. They will need homes but they will be up to 5" long so they will need 20G+ tanks.
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