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Old 01-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #21 
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I hate how everyone tries to tell others not to breed pet store bettas! Sure, you probably won't get show quality fish, but if that isn't your aim, then it's no problem! The first 2 pairs I tried to spawn we're from pet stores. Now that My aim is to get show fish, I'm buying from breeders, but still see absolutely no problem with pet stores.
Pet store fish are actually much less in-bred than breeder fish, so you have much less chance of defects in spawns, which would make them a better choice IMO, as long as you find a good complementing pair
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #22 
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Thank you all for your replies!

Do you think I should breed that betta? Or this one?






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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #23 
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What's the female look like? I am in love with the 2nd
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #24 
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #25 
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Hmm that's weird....maybe refresh the page?

And I have a few females to choose from...because the one I was going to breed died if I post up a few pics of each maybe I can get an opinion? However, I think 2 out of 4 of my females are crown tail...and even the 3rd one might be...so it might limit me to one female. She is kind of a red/orange/pink betta...not Cambodian. I could breed the others but I have hear bad things from mixing a crown tail with another tail type? Like it gives them messy looking rays or something? Or should I just experiment?


Edit: I love that second guy...his name is Rory I rescued him a while back....this is what he used to look like...crooked spine, lethargic, underfed, ammonia poisoned....he was the only betta in the store that no one ever wanted because he was so ugly...he was there for at least 4or5 months that I saw he is one of the most friendly fish ever!












A you think I should breed rory?

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #26 
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Yeah you really don't want to mix tail types or you will just end up with a huge mess. If you can't find an hmpk or pk female to breed these guys to, you could possibly get away with HM and end up with mid-length fins, but I would avoid vt, DT, and ct at all costs.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #27 
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You can mix the tails, but you will have to work with the spawns for a couple generations to clean up the tail.. the second guy is pretty.. but both him and the one in your last pics need lots and lots of food - rather skinny, and they will need a ton of energy to keep up with the breeding process and egg caring.

I say go with what you like - being surprised is all part of the fun if you aren't being specific for certain colors!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #28 
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Thanks! The one in the last pics (if you are talking about post 25) and the betta in post 22 are the same fish...the pics in post 25 are pics of how awful he looked when I first got him. I know he looks skinny, but I don't know what to do about it...he gets so much food! Guess I'll have to up it even more for both of the fish! They are kings so it take lots of food to feed the big guys! Haha no matter how much I feed them I can't get their tummies to grow!

It's going to be so hard to decide which on to breed!

Thank you all for all of your help! Any last minute advice is extremely appreciated!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:58 AM   #29 
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I say breed the same fin type or HM - PK if you don't have others. Crossing CT to regular tails could be frustrating unless you know which offspring to breed. Color wise is up to you - I agree with Myates that a little surprise would add to the fun.
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