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Old 05-15-2010, 09:32 PM   #21 
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haha it did come out strangely.. I mean the pectorals probably wouldn't be able to work properly enough and if they were in the wild they'd probably die. Not sure why I couldn't just say that before :P
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:36 PM   #22 
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I'm sure they work, its just the difference in using your arms with 20lbs weights attached to each versus using your arms with no weights. Your going to get tired much faster with the extra 40lbs to tug around, and for a fish that relies on being able to get to the surface for air, extra weight can be life threatening.

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Old 05-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #23 
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^agreed. You put it much better than I did.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #24 
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yeah very true
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #25 
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I guess someone would just have to ask a person who owns one, and see if the extra pectorals are really detrimental to the fish's quality of life. The point I was trying to make is that we need to know more before we label it as cruel. I don't want to seem like I'm attacking you guys, but I don't really hear anyone concerned about the effects on the fish's spine that might occur from supporting the OHM fin structure. It seems like the concern placed on new mutations overlooks what selective breeding has already done to alter the fish's fin structure. I mean, sure the big pectorals might be like having 20-pound weights attached to your arms, but if that's the case, than an OHM tail would be like having a 50-pound weight fixed to your bum while you're trying to swim. D:

So I guess what I mean is, it may or may not be cruel, but we can't jump to conclusions. I think a little fringe on the pectorals is cute, but some of the big-eared fish it seems a bit excessive, like this guy here ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EJY3jRDVhA

He seems to get around alright, but this is only like 30 seconds, and he's obviously putting a lot of effort into it.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #26 
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Yeah, he seems to swim just fine and pretty fast at that
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #27 
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #28 
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Well, the thing is, I would want to observe the fish longer than that if I wanted to know if he was really hindered by it or not.

WELL NO CHOICE, LOOKS LIKE I HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER BETTA. Darn. :P
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #29 
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #30 
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Darn it all, anyway! lol
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