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Old 12-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #1 
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Interbreeding

I'm going to breed bettas but im wondering will they interbreed with other speices
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #2 
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Yes, they can interbreed with some other splendens complex bettas. It's not a good idea to purposely hybridize with these species though because 1) the other species are in danger of extinction in their natural habitats, making pure strains important in the aquarium trade and 2) you're very unlikely to find people who want a hybrid, there just isn't a large enough market for it, and 3) the wild coloration genes from the other species will almost certainly be dominant over anything else, and wild colored bettas aren't hugely popular.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #3 
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B. splenden, B. imbillis, B. mahachai, B. smaragdina are 4 species commonly crossed bred. You need to have a goal and plan because, like babystarz said, there's no market for them. And if you're lucky, it will take you at least 3 generations to get them right (what ever you want to create).

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #4 
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I'm not going to try to interbreed
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:41 PM   #5 
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Like most have said. People want pure betas not hybrids.
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