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Old 10-17-2010, 05:29 PM   #1 
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Question Different species of bettas mating?

can they mate with different speicies? my crowntail is always showing off to my vieltail and i want to mate the two but i am not sure if they can. please help me.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #2 
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They're the exact same species...all the fish in pet stores are betta splendens. There are over 70 betta species with several more un discovered. Dont breed VT x CT.....just bad combo right there. Fins would look really bad in the offspring.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:34 PM   #3 
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Veiltails, crowtails, halfmoons, plakats, etc are all the same species but different types. kindof like people - we are all human but we have many different ethnicities.

Are they both male (long fins) or is one a female?
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ones a female.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #5 
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VT X CT will get you mostly combtail and not a bad looking fin overall-not as messy as you would think-they can be some pretty nice looking fish and even have a class in the IBC unless that has changed in the last 5 years (and it could have) the comb and rose tail have been less popular since the intro of HM......
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thanks. also. how about crowntail and doubletail. will that make a nice looking tail?( like a doubletail with a crown feature?)
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It won't unless you inbreed. The 1st generation would have slightly wider dorsals, and then if you breed brother to sister you'll get DTs...a nice look IMO.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #9 
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As MV posted-anything you cross with CT will take several generation and a lot of work and culling to get the reduction of rays back for a CT-however, DT combtails are nice looking fin types in their own right IMO
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