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Old 11-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #81 
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I mean genetic wise. I dont think there very hardy. The Bettas or atleast when they got it from Thialand they arrive and are very healthy look wise too there are a few sick ones. They get a water change every 2 days which I now could be improved.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #82 
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Well I got my betta from walmart last year and I think any of them that can survive walmart (and me because I was clueless at the time) are pretty hardy :p It still probably has a thing or two to do with bulk breeding. I also hear a lot about them feeding them hormones and such that are supposed to make them brighter colored, which I'm sure is not great for them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #83 
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If I remeber thialand Breeders use only live food and keep standard growth but make up for it by breeding them when they can breed but are not full grown.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #84 
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Yeah. Most of the time they're focused on how they can make the most money and not what is best for the fish.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #85 
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I think there system works well the fish come out nice look at my avatar.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #86 
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Yes, Carter is gorgeous :p but that's usually how they are bred, to be pretty and have long tails and nice colors and not necessarily to be healthy. Carter's healthy of course, but that's because he has a good owner who takes good care of him and doesn't keep him in a cup. They are very resilient and can come back to full health quickly, but I'm sure that the percentage of fish that actually make it to the pet stores and into the hands of a good owner is not very impressive.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #87 
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I agree not all nice bettas need color. The Bettas here seem healthy. Carter is a nice DT and he has a mild to moderate hard time swimming but he will swim willingly. He is most active when I approach.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #88 
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I think Carter is a beaut. He makes me want to get a chocolate betta, or a DT, or both, haha.
Sometimes my betta has a little bit of a hard time swimming with his long tail but it definitely does not stop him.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #89 
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Carter enjoys begging for food. I feed less than reccomended yet he still looks a little fat.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #90 
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I went to PetSmart a few days ago to get a betta (I have had bettas before) and when I got one, one of the pet store workers came up to me and said "oh, you don't need a heater! The max temperature for a betta should be 70 degrees! :0 Wow, I can't believe her! The average for a betta should be around 77, and you need a heater!
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