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Old 06-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #1 
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Question Are there any specific care requirements for EE bettas?

Hi guys, I've been thinking that I want to get and elephant ear betta. I was wondering though, do they have any specific care requirements due to their extra-long pectoral fins?

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #2 
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I think basically you just don't want anything in the tank that they can catch their pectorals on. I had one and he almost tore his whole pectoral off on something.

If it is a HM with bigger pectorals, I would probably put in a broad-leaf plant or betta 'hammock' near the surface for him to rest. I feel it's unfair for these fish to be bred to carry around that excessive finnage, and the only place they can rest is on the bottom of the tank.

Otherwise my HMPK EE was always quite active and faced no real impairments from his bigger pectorals.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #3 
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Thanks! I do have 2 betta leaf hammocks on hand (wires removed), and I think that I would put it in a 5 gallon NPT with a couple of snails, lots of broad-leafed plants like you said, and perhaps a piece of driftwood.

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