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Old 03-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #11 
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Domestic splendens are selectively bred wild splendens. Some things like dragonscale were created by breeding a domestic splendens to a wild cousin.
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Wow. Why haven't I got into wilds yet?! Very nice fish. I have to ask... Are the wild splendens noticeably more peaceful then domesticated splendens?
Yes, they are much more peaceful
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Peaceful to the point of being able to keep them together?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #14 
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Very nice! I'm assuming these are extremely rare to find in the wild now??

I had no idea that there was such thing as a wild betta splendens. I had always thought that betta splendens was a product of multiple wild betta species.
OMG!!! For real? Let me tell you a little about wild bettas. There are 7 different types of wild bettas that belongs to the splenden complex group and they are Splendens, imbellis, mahachaiensis, smaragdina, guitar smaragdina, siamorientalis, and stiktos. Its call splenden complex group because Splenden wat the first found in the wild so that was the main name used they all are bubblenesters they call can be breed together creating wat you might see people call hybrids
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Peaceful to the point of being able to keep them together?
No, they are much more peaceful then domesticated splendens you see at stores only but you still cant keep them together. Every betta from the splenden complex group will fight if you keep them together unless you have a big tank for each to mark a territory
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Oh. I know people like littlebettafish keep hers together but they are a different type of wilds obviously. I like learning more about them!
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Domestic splendens are selectively bred wild splendens.
This is what I had thought originally. But then a bunch of members on this forum were posting that domesticated betta splendens are actually hybrids of a bunch of wild-type bettas (non-spendens strains). So then I started to believe that no such wild betta splendens existed.
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There are different complexes that come under the genus of Betta and then within these complexes there are usually several different related species.

I believe species cannot interbreed outside their complex, and in some complexes interbreeding between related species is rare anyway.
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Glad someone learned somthing after i posted this video
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #20 
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Haha it still drives me nuts when people assert that the giant bettas are crosses between a species of larger mouthbrooding betta, and normal splendens.

How many spawns do you have on the go now Setsuna? Or are you just conditioning your pairs up?
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