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Old 09-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #1 
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What qualifies a fish to an EE?

Just wondering I have fish that I'd consider to be dumbos one was sold as as such. I would still call them EE's even they don't meet guideline as they clearly have the characteristics I've seen in EE's. I guess they'd be EE mutts. Anyway what makes a fish an EE?
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #2 
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Enlarged, colored pectorals is a basic definition of ee. The ibc has standards, but the fish does not have to meet the standards to be considered an ee, just as a halfmoon can have a long anal fin and still be a halfmoon.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #3 
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+1. Lots of salamander bettas have coloured pectorals that are normal sized and are mistakenly called dumbo or EE. If the pectorals are same size as a normal betta then they are normal bettas
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #4 
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Elephant ear are dumbos it's just a different name they are the same. I think maybe traslation is to blame for the 2 names. Here in the USA I think people started calling them elephant ears but over in thialand they were calling them dumbos. Same thing just no one could agree on a name when they first came out.

Big ear are different from dumbos these are fish that show larger then normal pectorals but are not dumbo size.

To be a dumbo or EE the pectoral fins must be half the leanght of the body. No longer and no shorter. That's the standard. Pectorals must be round and the same on both sides. Looking at a fish from the top is the best way to size up the pectoral fins.

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #5 
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Do the fins have to be coloured or can they be transparent? I have a VT that has huge pectorals but they're clear the all VTs, or does he just have really big fins? I can't get a pic either because well they're clearn and he moves a lot
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #6 
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They should be white or a color. Is the fis. With clear fish a marble? Technicaly if his pectoral are half as long as his body or bigger he is a big ear.

Try and get a photo when he is eatting they don't move much if they have a full mouth.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:52 PM   #7 
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This is what he looks like, still can't see his fins though
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #8 
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This is the best I could get of him
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #9 
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I would say yes he carries the big ear gene. In the bottom photo I can see his pectorals are longer then normal.
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That's awesome :D
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