Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta
I might get into a little Imbellis and some more. I would prefer to have show Bettas. Fighter type looks interesting. How much of a personanality do wild have?
They definitely have their own individual personalities. For example, of my 4 albimarginata, one is the bossy dominant male, one is a very curious and bold female, one is a timid female and one is a small but rambunctious male that gets picked on by the others.
I don't really pay attention to whether my wilds are show bettas because survival and continuation of the species takes precedent. If they're healthy and alert they're breeding material.
In terms of how the fish get along, I've noticed that non-splendens complex bettas seem to do better than imbellis or smaragdina in a community setting.
Definitely look at all of the wild species, not just splendens complex. There are some really fun fish in the other complexes that aren't high maintenance at all.