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Old 08-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #1 
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Talking My Aquabid HMs and an unknown *pic heavy*

Yay!
I finally uploaded pics of my new Aquabid fishies!
I got a pair of Jumbo HMs! I'm NOT breeding since besides masive fins, I don't think they have good breading qualities from what I've read. These are fish for me just to ohhhh and ahhhh about.
They are MASIVE! I mean, when I read "Jumbo" on the auction I thought the breeder was talking about the fins because they looked HUGE! But this guy is easily 3 times larger than my LPS fish. (The second pic is of my male next to an LPS male) And the female is also a giant!
So, why did I get a female if I'm not breeding? Because my LPS doesn't carry HM females!! I've always wanted one and since I was paying for shipping all the way here, why not drop another fish in the box? Oops! I mean, "place another fish in the box".
I took a picture of my guy with his tiny bubble nest because it will most likely be destroyed today during water change UGH!

I picked another guy at Petco for my sister, I couldn't leave him there! I'm setting up her tank tomorrow and have offered to take care of him for her, I hang out at her house a lot. He was in a delta cup but I'm having a hard time figuring out if he's a super delta or a HM. I keep going back and forth. So, please figure it out for me! Pics of him are the last 2. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #2 
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UGH!!! So sorry the pics are so big.
After all that time editing my pictures, I uploaded from the wrong folder. Stupid, Stupid!
No wonder the took so long to upload!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:10 PM   #3 
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Gorgeous bettas!!!! Gosh the jumbos do look HUGE do you have big they are?
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:23 PM   #4 
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beautiful finnage!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:27 PM   #5 
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OH my gosh!!!! GIANT HMs!!!!! Squeee!!

They are sooo beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, how much did you get them for?

The last guy is defiantly a HM.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:38 PM   #6 
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THANK YOU!
They are very hard to measure but I would say that from mouth to end of caudal the female is about 1.25 to 1.5 inches and the male about 2 to 2.25 inches.
This is the male's youtube video from the seller:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKukksOu0qA

The male was $32 because I hit the BIN didn't want to pass him up and wasn't willing to find the patience to wait for the auction to end.
The female was $15, discounted from $20 because I hit the BIN Hehe!!!
I know they probably aren't worth that much but I really fell in love with this guy and after getting him, I think he's so worth it!

Cool! That little guy just doesn't look like and HM when not flaring. But I think it's because I'm comparing him with my marble Hm who has very strong fins.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #7 
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Wow, they are amazing.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:27 PM   #8 
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Thanks! I think they are suffering from jet lag. They are so active at night when my other fishies are already getting ready to sleep. And I found my boy napping this afternoon LOL!
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Congrats - they're lovely!
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They are beautiful! Nice colors and fins!!! Congrats and good luck with them.
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