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Old 06-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #1 
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Judge this male-please

Hi,
I would appreciate opinions on this male.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #2 
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Wonderful color, slightly OHM, anal fin is just a touch too long. That's all I've got.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #3 
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Im not an expert but his dorsal could be a tad bigger.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #4 
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Thanks,I am looking at a few on AB.
Mostly Chards fish and this one(which comes with a sibling female).
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #5 
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Well as my imput for the male, I wouldn't breed him. His dorsal doesn't look right. It looks like its going at a slant when it's supposed to be like a round circle. As for the caudal, he is a rose tail and for one I don't breed rose tails because of how many excessive rays they produce. As for his anal fin, it's too long. You don't want the anal to be so long because about 75-80% of them will have anal fins that are too long.

If you're looking for a pair, I'd suggest you get them from a breeder who has a great history of quality fish or look at importing bettas. It can definitely be more expensive but worth it. Breeding fish like the male you posted will give you too much burden to handle and way too many flaws to fix.

I would suggest a different breeder than Chard for better quality bettas.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #6 
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Chard has some good fish, just like every other breeder can't get perfect fish every time. It depends if your looking to just start breeding or if you've been breeding a long time. If your just going to start then yeah 15 bucks for a fish with a few flaws to practice with is fine. If you've been breeding a while then its purely up to you. If he has the colors you want you find a female to counteract the fins.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #7 
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That male looks.... weird. Not something I'd breed.

Chard, though has produced some pretty fish in the past, and recently some nice bettas, his fish are still pet store fish quality as far as I know. I don't believe he's ever outcrossed into something quality. No offense to Chard.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #8 
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imo, if you're going to breed, strive for the best you possibly can from the start. that's one thing i've learned from talking with breeders like Mr. V....

US breeders Martinismommy and Bettascapes always have pretty fish. yeah, with Martinismommy you'll pay a pretty penny, but it's worth it. she always has beautiful bettas, and if i'm not mistaken they often win shows. :V

another thing, i don't think you should go for whatever cheap betta you can find to 'practice' with. if you're going to breed, then breed. there is no 'practice'. if that was the case, i'd have 'practiced' with what i have now, which is mostly beautiful, unique pet store bettas. most expensive out of them is my $5 walmart male, King Steve the blue crowntail. :I
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #9 
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I wasn't trying to diss chard or anything, but he does breed pet store fish and look at his fish. They look like pet store fish. The breeder might as well buy fish from pet stores. They are going to be overpaying for nothing. Yes his fish can be nice sometimes, but not breeding quality IMO.

And "practice" shouldn't really be used because breeding bettas is not a game.

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Chard has some good fish, just like every other breeder can't get perfect fish every time. It depends if your looking to just start breeding or if you've been breeding a long time. If your just going to start then yeah 15 bucks for a fish with a few flaws to practice with is fine. If you've been breeding a while then its purely up to you. If he has the colors you want you find a female to counteract the fins.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #10 
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Ya im not a fan of chards fish, I ordered one once, and it had fin rot and a tumor, and died a month later...just my personal experience, he has had lots of happy customers if you look at his feedback
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