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Old 10-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #11 
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Show bettas are expected to be very healthy, aggressive, and active. This is a very important part of judging. If the fish tires too quickly and doesn't flare, he won't place. This is why breeders regularly exercise their fish and keep them on diets consisting of very high-quality high-energy foods.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #12 
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Here is one of my show fish, he's won Reserve best of show and class wins and some others. The remark i hear most from the people at the shows is "he's got great attitude" meaning his aggressiveness, and willingness to flare.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...3750656&type=2

Mind you this video is from one day after his second show trip. Out of 4 weeks he was only fed 10 days in between the two shows and spent a grand total of 16 days in a box moving back and forth. And he's still this energetic!

And he zips around like that regardless of whether he can see his neighbor. All day, every day.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #13 
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Are show Bettas hardy enough to live in hard water?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #14 
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Any water. if a show bett isnt inbred then its like any other betta
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #15 
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Really so pet store bettas are inbred and apshows are not but what about other pet shows like guppies and dogs those are inbred aren't those colors and fins achieved through inbreeding.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #16 
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Im not sure. This isnt a Dog or Guppy forum anyways.. But a healthy Show betta that isnt inbred isnt different than any other betta in regards to hardiness..
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Are they inbred a little bit because it seems like all show animals are inbred.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:34 AM   #18 
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I think a good breeder isn't going to inbreeding too much because you end up getting fish with deformities and genetic problems. I don't know anything about that kind of stuff. Maybe Martinsmommy or Basement Bettas can give some impute about that kind of stuff.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #19 
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I've seen many "good Breeders" that produce fish with many deformities due to inbreeding
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I was just wondering I knew there would be at least a little inbreeding.
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