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Old 12-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #1 
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Crowntail Female Size?

So... I'm not all that familiar with Crowntails, but I brought home a female. For the same reason I always do, She told me She didn't wanna die in a cup.
And now I'm a bit curious: Whenever I see them in the store, the Crowntail females are always smaller than other females. So, I was wondering if they are just smaller naturally, or if they sell them younger, and why would they do that?
Because she doesn't appear to be growing. Most of the bettas I bring home grow noticeably as soon as they're settled.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #2 
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The one I have is quite small. I got her in the summer and she is still small.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #3 
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Thanks.
How does that work, though?
Wouldn't the boys murder them?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #4 
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I don't breed so I don't know. Maybe ask this question in the breeder forum.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:45 AM   #5 
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I have a male and he is 1/3 the size of my veil tail male. i just think that they are naturaly smaller, just like veil tails tend to be bigger.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #6 
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I find the crowntails smaller as well. However, my crowntail males seem to be either slightly smaller than other males, or about the same size. If you make sure the female is not drastically smaller than the male, they can breed. The female aught to be smaller or the same size as the male anyways, though breeding bigger females to males who are a tad smaller can still work too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #7 
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All but one of my Ct's are the same size as all the other girls. I honestly think that that they are sold younger and maybe their growth inhibiting hormone gets the better of them before they go to a new home, since they are more expensive they are bought less. Atleast this is what I've noticed in pet stores. As for males, mine are the same size as all my other males except the PK's who are pretty large
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:30 AM   #8 
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haha one of our CT girls was tiny as hell when we got her (barely bigger than fry) and now she's the third biggest betta we have, second only to our two VT boys.
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Most of my veiltails were actually smaller than the crowntails.
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Most of my veiltails were actually smaller than the crowntails.
interesting, my VT girls are HUGE compared to the HM girls. Crowntails are definitely smaller than both.
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