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Old 09-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #41 
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look at the top part of betta#2 caudal and the bottom part of betta #3 caudal. Caudal end should curve evenly from top to bottom (what ever fin form).

The anal and dorsal are quite small, but iMO that isn't necessarily caused by deformed genes. IME Worms (food) and dirty tank floor may sometimes be the cause.
Now that you mentioned it, it could possibly be from the microworm. I remembered there was a bacterial or parasite outbreak when they were two weeks old and I lost a few. I didn't change to BBS until they were 3 weeks old because I couldn't find any at the time.
Well, their cadual fins had always looked like that ever since they were really young.

Do you think it'll grow back?
You have a good eye, indjo.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #42 
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Small fins will eventually grow. Sometimes at a much later age (5-6 months or more). But uneven/incomplete growth usually remains uneven. In fact, if it is caused by deformed genes, it may get worse - the ends may protrude sort of like CT but they curl to form sort of lumps. It won't disturb their swimming much - only their looks. ..... I don't know how to explain it nor do I have pictures to show what I mean. ..... anyway, I sure hope I'm totally wrong.
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I hope you're wrong. Heheh. Just kidding. I really want to continue their line
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #44 
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Now 11 wks old.They are in the cup just for taking pictures. They move too fast in the tank.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #45 
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Now 12 weeks old. These five were just jarred today. It's my fault their fins are incomplete because I fed them microworms for too long.
Does anyone know if it's genetic?

Betta #1. Using this guy for future for breeding for sure.



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Old 09-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #46 
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Just wanted to share this. When these fry were 5 weeks old, I bread the parents again but this time not feeding the fry microworm. I fed them BBS from the start. Look at the results...

7 weeks old from the second batch (were not fed microworm)




Their fins are complete. If you compare this fry to one from the first batch, which were fed microworm the first two weeks, you can see a big difference.


This fry from the first batch is 9 weeks old when this picture was taken.



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Old 09-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #47 
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I am glad you were able to have a second batch so soon!

They alla re gorgeous and the fins on the younger ones are perfect!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #48 
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I am glad you were able to have a second batch so soon!

They alla re gorgeous and the fins on the younger ones are perfect!

Thank you.
I don't think I want to use microworm anymore. It works for a lot of people but definitely not for me.
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Thank you.
I don't think I want to use microworm anymore. It works for a lot of people but definitely not for me.
Are bana worms okay?

Someone is sending me a culture. I only have full grown bettagirl's though and I am not going to breed them.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #50 
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I would like to try banana worms.
Can I buy some from you?
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