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Old 02-05-2013, 02:59 AM   #1 
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Betta Half Moon Dumbo

Does anyone has info on this?
This is similar in color and looks to what I saw at the LFS today:


Are they aggressive?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 AM   #2 
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All betta splendens require the same care and have the same temperaments. Different tail types and features are just genetic mutations of the same species that people wanted to keep carrying on.
Care for him like you would any of your bettas, and he'll act like every other betta
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 AM   #3 
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If i saw a betta like that at my LFS I would've bought it in a heartbeat! My GF is looking for a HMEE purple betta.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #4 
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EEs are coming out more and more now.. they are becoming the "new thing to have". I have some lol.. I fell for their big fins too :P Planning on breeding them - or attempting as Elephant Eared (also known as dumbo) is very recessive..

Salamander (the one in the picture) seems to be the typical coloration for them, normally PKs.. only seen a handful that weren't salamander in color (saw a blue/while butterfly long finned HM EE boy once at Petco - kicking myself for not getting him). So the color, pretty as it is, isn't special as most pet store EEs are that color.

Care is the same as all other splendens..

As for aggression.. they are betta splendens.. they are aggressive with one another like all other bettas. Nothing special about them other than a large pectoral fin.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #5 
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EEs are coming out more and more now.. they are becoming the "new thing to have". I have some lol.. I fell for their big fins too :P Planning on breeding them - or attempting as Elephant Eared (also known as dumbo) is very recessive..

Salamander (the one in the picture) seems to be the typical coloration for them, normally PKs.. only seen a handful that weren't salamander in color (saw a blue/while butterfly long finned HM EE boy once at Petco - kicking myself for not getting him). So the color, pretty as it is, isn't special as most pet store EEs are that color.

Care is the same as all other splendens..

As for aggression.. they are betta splendens.. they are aggressive with one another like all other bettas. Nothing special about them other than a large pectoral fin.
Thanks, so what does it mean by recessive? Does it mean EE needs to breed with another type and Not with another EE?
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Means that even with two EE (dumbo) parents, there will be very little offspring with actual EE/dumbo ears.
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Means that even with two EE (dumbo) parents, there will be very little offspring with actual EE/dumbo ears.
oh, I see.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #8 
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If i saw a betta like that at my LFS I would've bought it in a heartbeat! My GF is looking for a HMEE purple betta.
I got 3 EE for the holidays. One blue bi-color, one purple bi-color and one turquoise. BettaAkapes on aquabid had several purple dumbo HMs up for sell. I would camp him till he gets another or check out his dumbo hmpks

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360124863
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360379021
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360125006
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The EE gene is interesting....it's recessive but the pectoral fins often still come out colored (even when it is normal in size). So you can get beautiful salamanders w/ colored pectoral fins w/o EE phenotype.
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I got 3 EE for the holidays. One blue bi-color, one purple bi-color and one turquoise. BettaAkapes on aquabid had several purple dumbo HMs up for sell. I would camp him till he gets another or check out his dumbo hmpks

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360124863
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360379021
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1360125006

Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye out. Trying to resist buying from AquaBid for the moment. In the mean time, I've been stopping by every Petco in the area. lol
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