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Old 12-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #1 
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Hmpk and plakat standard?

Ok so I am kind of into breeding plakats. The ones I have bought were called hmpk but according to the ibc standard they are just plakats not hm.

Looks like symmetrical plakats are the standard for hmpk.

Can some one help make sence of this?

This is my male I am going to start selling his babies. Are the plakats or hmpk?


From what I have read my male is a plakats not hmpk. Looking at the little pic the ibc makes me think the bettas we all hmpk are just plakats.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:04 PM   #2 
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I mean this with all due respect, but what makes you think he's plakat? He has more then four branches and has a 180 degree spread... I think that means he is a hmpk.
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Forgive my stupidity but I thought all plakats were hm?
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #4 
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I mean this with all due respect, but what makes you think he's plakat? He has more then four branches and has a 180 degree spread... I think that means he is a hmpk.
Because it looks to me that there is more to being a hmpk then just the tail spread . The branching is what makes it a hm I get that. then I was looking at the revised hm plakat standards and started to think maybe there was more to it then that.

I looked at the plakat standard and yeah it says they must have a 180 spread but should not be achieved by branching where the hmpk spread is due to branching. But the form and fins of the hmpk is said to be more symmetrical like the long tail half moon.

I am just trying to make sense of it all.
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Isn't there a shortfinned/symmetrical pk, which is supposed to look like a shortfinned version of the hm, and an asymmetrical hmpk?
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:01 AM   #6 
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Right now the symmetrical plakat is being called hmpk from what I see on the ibc yahoo group site. Then they have traditional plakat. Anyone here show hmpk? The ibc has 2 not 3 standards for plakats. Or so it looks to me.

Wait there is a "show" plakat that has 4 secondary branches so my guess is that my fish is a show plakat not a halfmoon.

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Asymmetrical is an HMPK
Symmetrical is short finned HM
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Asymmetrical is an HMPK
Symmetrical is short finned HM

yea thats what i thought, always thought the symmetrical one is not even called a plakat but short finned HM.
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Well, I knew there was symmetrical and asymmetrical.
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Short finned PKs always look unnatural and odd to me.

Can anyone clarify the terminology for us?
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