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Old 10-11-2013, 11:47 PM   #1011 
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i think theres a few out there. my thai friend shows me a few but i dont know the names. theres one that looks like Betta Rubras too looks exactly like them but its not it
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #1012 
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Is that Betta dennisyongi or another one?

It's sad to think with all the habitat destruction going on some species may have gone extinct without anyone even knowing.

This is my Betta sp. apiapi. Apparently smallest betta species with an adult size of an inch. It looks very similar to rutilans but without any iridescence on the body and the male has a spade shaped caudal.



Cost me $200 for the pair but worth every penny as they are so nice. I think I am the only one in Australia keeping them although the transhipper has ordered a couple more pairs in from the seller.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:57 PM   #1013 
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Cost me $200 for the pair
Why I don't have any wilds...
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #1014 
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Lol they aren't all that expensive. My hendra pair were only $70. This was because they are a possible new species and most likely not that widespread in the hobby.

It's also not that bad when you consider a pair of HM splendens from Jodi-Lea can set you back $100 or more.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:04 AM   #1015 
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Yea nice splendens are a lot cheaper here then in Australia, but like we've talked about before the Americans still have it easiest. Wilds are still pretty pricy here though, once you add up the fish, the transhipping, and (most of all) the shipping.

Now that I think about it wilds aren't that much more expensive then splendens if I imported them, but anything I import will still cost quite a bit.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #1016 
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Yeah same here. I really want a pair of wild-caught rutilans Jodi-Lea has but they are $80 plus $22 shipping. My mum was so great to pay for the apiapi pair in return for me biking/walking the dogs but I think October is still too early for an 'ahead of time' Christmas present haha.

Shame too as I finally have space for a pair.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:12 AM   #1017 
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Matt join the club and get some wilds. To me they are 10X better then Domestics
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #1018 
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Oh don't worry, I most certainly will when I can afford them, have room for them, and the right species is available.

I want some channoides.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #1019 
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I still think there is nothing nicer than watching a family of wild bettas living together peacefully (or as peacefully as bettas can live), and seeing the fry grow to adulthood alongside their parents.

My stiktos pair are so docile. They rarely even nip each other's fins and the female is allowed to come right up to the male while he has a nest full of eggs/fry. It's amazing how wildly the individual temperament of these fish can vary.
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yea, stiktos are pretty peaceful
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