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Old 05-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #11 
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It would be very possible to breed for small, but I don't know who would do it, or why. Deformities would not be a problem any more than for growing any line.

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #12 
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Smaller fish mean smaller babies
Which mean harder to raise
Which led to higher price for a smaller fish with not market
Y make a betta smaller when it already small enough
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:01 PM   #13 
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Smaller fish mean smaller babies
Which mean harder to raise
Which led to higher price for a smaller fish with not market
Y make a betta smaller when it already small enough
Are the fry born to Giants larger than regular fry? I don't think this would be the case? I would think this is an unsubstantiated claim that a smaller adult Betta would have to come from a smaller fry.

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #14 
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To me giant have larger egg n fry.
But I've never compare the two side by side
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #15 
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Smaller fish mean smaller babies
Which mean harder to raise
Which led to higher price for a smaller fish with not market
Y make a betta smaller when it already small enough
Who says theres no market?

and who says it's small enough?

There are smaller fish than betta....they are just that way, but still...

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #16 
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It would be very possible to breed for small, but I don't know who would do it, or why. Deformities would not be a problem any more than for growing any line.

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well if the question is why, then why do people breed giants?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #17 
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Giant are bred for larger size.
More appealing
Easier to spot inside of a tank
Reason y people buy small fish is cause that they swim in a school
Y have a 1"-1.5" fish all by itself
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Giant are bred for larger size.
More appealing
Easier to spot inside of a tank
Reason y people buy small fish is cause that they swim in a school
Y have a 1"-1.5" fish all by itself
I think the OP's point is that for some folks, a mini betta would be more appealing, the same way folks who love teacup chihuahuas would think my 8 1/2 pound Chi an ungainly abomination...of course, folks who have German shepards may not even consider any chihuahua worth the effort.
I personally don't find giant bettas more appealing, though I might not like mini bettas either. I just tend to get the ones I can't resist.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #19 
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Giant are bred for larger size.
More appealing
Easier to spot inside of a tank
Reason y people buy small fish is cause that they swim in a school
Y have a 1"-1.5" fish all by itself
You write everything like it is a poem, lol

because you could humanely have a smaller tank for it. It's good for people that do not have as much space
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You write everything like it is a poem, lol

because you could humanely have a smaller tank for it. It's good for people that do not have as much space
bad habit
just go with what ever pop up in my head
n i just write it down
yeah
smaller size don't mean smaller housing
anything smaller then a 5 gallon is really hard to work with
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