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View Poll Results: Why does it seem nobody breeds CTxCT?
they are harder/take more time 2 15.38%
they are not desireable/ 4 30.77%
takes more equipment 0 0%
they are too easy to perfect 0 0%
they are beautiful and I would love breeding them 7 53.85%
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #1 
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Question Why does it seem that not many people breed CTs?

For the most part, I see everyone breeding HM, Plakat, or HMPK....Is breeding the CT bettas harder or less desirable?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:32 AM   #2 
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I think they are just less desirable, depending on colors. I've seen some amazing looking black orchid CTs, and some pure white ones that have interested me, but that's it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #3 
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The big issue is water quality. If you have hard water your CT rays are going to curl. Even your water is soft you still have to try and find homes for the fry and unfortunatly many folks just don't have the water chemistry for CT and don't buy.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #4 
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^ It's the water hardness that makes a difference, and getting the rays to be correct.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #5 
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I didn't know that about CTs! Learn something new every day! They would HATE my water, in that case lol.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #6 
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I dont breed them because I dont like them enough to want to breed them
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #7 
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The big issue is water quality. If you have hard water your CT rays are going to curl. Even your water is soft you still have to try and find homes for the fry and unfortunatly many folks just don't have the water chemistry for CT and don't buy.
Wow! I guess I should probably check out my water ...we talked about this before, but I didn't know it was that big of an issue ...maybe after this generation, I'll cross into HMs ..thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #8 
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Too hard of water will have their rays curl. They came out on the scene with a big bang and everyone wanted them.. now it's near the ending of the HM, basically waiting on something new to come along to wow us and be the next "it" in fins. They are cool and pretty when done right, but when the rays aren't all that impressive then they lack.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #9 
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Yeah i agree. Theres more bad ones than good ones out there unfortunately and when done badly they looks horrible, probably the worst out of any tail type. But when done well they can be some of the best looking bettas out there. And to do them well you need good water
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:05 PM   #10 
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+1. Well done crowntails look amazing, but if you aren't smart... Not so much.

I'm pretty sure my water would basically murder any CTs fins lol. They are the most sensitive to water hardness and quality out of all the tail types, especially when they are growing and developing.
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