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Old 07-26-2010, 08:11 AM   #1 
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Long Finned Female

I have seen a few of these fish lately not up close but on the net and I was just wondering how would you breed for them (does that make sense? lol)

The fish that I got off ebay a few months ago and the new one that I am getting this week are all spawn from a long finned mother but none of the female spawn have long fins, is there a reason for this?
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:24 PM   #2 
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What do you mean by long finned? Do you mean longer than most females, or do you mean that they are plakats?
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:31 PM   #3 
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This is the female I am referring to, hopefully the link will show, she is the mother of 3 of my bettas :)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1...arojaminif.jpg
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:04 PM   #4 
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Wow, she is extremely full finned. Looks like a rosetail.

What male did you use? When you breed rosetail to rosetail, you get a fuller, more ruffled tail, but it tends to come in quite a bit shorter depending on how extreme the rosetail effect is. Also, a female with that degree of length is a bit of an oddity--I have been seeing more length in female fins these days, but most are on the short side.

How old is she in those pictures?
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #5 
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She's not actually mine she belongs to the seller who I got my three bettas from, I saw all his bettas and not one female had fins like that female so it got me wondering why lol

This is the male that he used, the female is actually a Halfmoon not a rosetail

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Old 07-26-2010, 05:06 PM   #6 
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This is the female I am referring to, hopefully the link will show, she is the mother of 3 of my bettas :)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1...arojaminif.jpg
Wow...that is a female...she is awesome, I have never seen a female like that, I have some pretty long finned females but nothing even close to her finage....I would almost have to see eggs drop from her to believe that it is a she....LOL......
Did she come from a local dealer in the UK?

Wow..just wow......
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #7 
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No, he shipped her in from Thailand along with the copper/red male.

I know I didn't believe she was a female either, she looks close to the new male betta I'm getting lol I did'n't even know long finned females existed other than a plakat lol and now obviously I want one lol

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I want one too....laffs....I didn't know they existed either or at least looked like that...my jaw is still dropped to the floor.....wow...just...wow.....
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:24 PM   #9 
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Contrary to popular belief, feather tails and rose tails ARE Halfmoon bettas (unless their spread doesn't reach 180* in which case they would be Deltas). They just have deformed rays and are bred for the deformity.

You would have to do a lot of selective breeding to get a long finned female like that. They are out there but most don't have quite such full tails.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #10 
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Is that sarcasm OFL

How is it that none of the fry had fins like this female?
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