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Old 07-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #1 
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How do Pectoral fins work?

I'm curious because when I enter the room, I notice Buddha's fins move at different times, instead of them being in sync.

Is that his way of waving at me (I often wave at him), or is it that's just how he has to move them to stay afloat?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #2 
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I'm curious about this, too. They move it all the time, even when they're still. (That hardly happens XD)
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #3 
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Oh, Buddha never moves his when he's still which is why I used to think he was dead xD

At night its the worst because he would maybe move one fin at a time if I wake him up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #4 
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Well, he doesn't move his Pectorals when he's asleep. But, he uses them when he accidentally sinks. O.O Do you know about the Contest? Not the Monthly, the more formal one?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #5 
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Yup, I do. Just skimmed through it today :)

Idon't think Buddha would do very well in it,thought. MUCH prettier fish on here :)
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #6 
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You could try. There's a section for Veiltails! And I'm a judge. The winner gets an Aquabid Gift Card, $20. And so much more! It's for fun and suspense. :D
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #7 
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Hmmm I'll see if I can get a good picture of Buddha (without his fin tear) and I'lll join :)
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #8 
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Take your time! The photo entering ends at August 1st. Maybe his fin will heal? Try your best! And make sure to read the 1st page. It has instructions.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:31 AM   #9 
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Pectorals are used for balance. Without them they could not swim.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #10 
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Pectoral fins are basically used for turning, as well as what MrV said. It helps your betta to navigate through the water. Here's a site so that you can take a look at what each of the bettas fins help him/her do. http://bettacare101.com/anatomy/

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