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Old 07-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 
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Rosetail Betta?

I'm brand new at betta ownership, and I absolutely adore my crowntail, Sheik. But I have been looking at other types of bettas on the internet and I found one called a rosetail. But then I started doing research and I found some sites that say rosetail bettas have a lot of health problems and such because of their heavy fins. I would LOVE to have a rosetail betta in the future, but can you guys weigh in on rosetails? A good idea? Expensive? Difficult to keep?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #2 
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Well, rosetails are much like Halfmoons. Their tails can be heavy, so they may chew back their fins - which that is something you'd have to live with. Clean water would then be a must.

As for health, if you were to breed rosetail to rosetail we do not suggest it because there are problems in the genetics :)

I'd say go for it, IF you are willing to basically have a 98% chance of a tail biter.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #3 
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Yeah, I have no plans to ever breed betta. I don't know anywhere near enough to properly care for the babies lol I am just curious about getting one in the future because I think they're gooooorgeous. Thanks for the insight, Sena!
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #4 
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No problem - and I agree, I like the fins they are beautiful.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #5 
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There is one for sale now on either ebay or aquabid. I think its a grey ... cant remember. I want one too, I think they are just gorgeous! Apparently the dorsal can fall/break over too, from the weight. I meant to ask here about that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #6 
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I've never heard of that :o
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #7 
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If you're looking to keep a rosetail as a pet, it's perfectly fine. They sure are stunning to look at with all that finnage and it's all a matter of what YOU like.
Besides what Sena mentioned, there's really no other issues with the fish unless you breed them.
They are not more expensive than other fish and you can find them on Aquabid from time to time.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #8 
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They are pretty, but are somewhat of a deformity. don't breed them
i used to have a over rosetail named "Puddles":
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #9 
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There is one for sale now on either ebay or aquabid. I think its a grey ... cant remember. I want one too, I think they are just gorgeous! Apparently the dorsal can fall/break over too, from the weight. I meant to ask here about that.
Yes, it can happen but it's not horribly common. This can also happen with CT, VTs and HMs. I
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #10 
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Definitely just wanting one for a pet. And I'm not looking for one immediately, I'm perfectly happy with my crowntail right now (don't have money to blow on another tank for another betta lol). I was just curious for future reference because I am just blown away by how pretty their fins are.

I had not known that the dorsal fins could break! Now I'm gonna be paranoid about my CT lol although he seems happy and healthy (he's working on his bubblenest right now). Thanks for all the input, guys! I'm excited to get a rosetail in the future! And share pics with you guys!
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