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Old 03-18-2010, 10:05 PM   #1 
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Smile size question

hi!

Do all bettas grow to around the same size? I currently have two males, one CT and one VT. The CT is probably half the size of the VT (body size). I've also noticed poking around PETCO that there are some very small and some very large fish. Is this just age, or is there really a large size variance?

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:14 PM   #2 
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It really depends. Since the fish came from a petstore there is really no way of knowing how old they are. IME crown tails tend to be smaller in body size than veils but not by much.. it could just be that one of your fish is older than the other.

Size really depends on genetics so some fish may stay small and some may get quite big just depending on their lineage.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #3 
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I think its an age thing. I have noticed that (presumably younger) bettas in pet stores are just little shrimps compared to Lou (who is 1 1/2 years old).

Plus it makes sense that breeders would want to sell them as SOON as they get some color, since they have neither the time nor space nor cash to grow bettas out to full size before selling.
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Makes Sense. . .( :
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #5 
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Plus it makes sense that breeders would want to sell them as SOON as they get some color, since they have neither the time nor space nor cash to grow bettas out to full size before selling.
Semi off-topic, but how do Betas get shipped? I thought it was illegal to ship live animals through the mail (similarly, I was wondering how they got to the pet stores in the first place).
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:56 AM   #6 
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Live animals can be shipped. People get dogs from breeders all over the world.. same for fish. Fish are bagged in plastic bags then placed in a box lined with styrofoam or bubble wrap, etc and are usually given a heat pack that lasts for a few days. The box is marked with "LIVE FISH" and "THIS END UP" and shipped off.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:02 PM   #7 
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Semi off-topic, but how do Betas get shipped? I thought it was illegal to ship live animals through the mail (similarly, I was wondering how they got to the pet stores in the first place).

Yeah its still difficult to do because of customs in some countries... I don't think its so hard for individuals importing live fish as a business (such as pet stores or people who run fish importing businesses out of their home) but for the individual its hard to sort it all out with customs.

Thats why on fish auctions sellers often list a 'transshipper' for a few of the major countries such as Canada, Germany, Australia, Britain so that fish coming from the US or Thailand is sent with other people (who are from the same country)'s purchases and then shipped from the transshipper's house out to the buyers.
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