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Old 11-29-2010, 07:29 PM   #11 
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Yikes!!! She was only asking, guys. She didn't say she wanted to try it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #12 
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If the mutation is not helping out the fish, it is a cull. Bettas are actually very good at culling themselves. If you get heavily inbred fish and then outcross them, some interesting mutations seem to show up. Albinism, for example is considered by some to be a disease in humans, but in other animals it is considered ok? I have struggled with if I should breed my red eyed cellophanes, and decided that if they keep their vision for at least 6-7 months, then maybe it is ethical to breed them?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #13 
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If they only keep their vision 6-7 months, why would you want to breed them? The fry would only have sight for a few months. That would really handicap them. You wouldn't be able to put any type of house/castle thing in their tank, because if they went in, they can't see their way up. That means they could possibly drown. Is that any way for a fish to live? Plus they would constantly bump into things. I don't quite understand your reasoning on that.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:58 PM   #14 
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I know that Bettabreeder is just asking a hypothetical question. My comments weren't necessarily directed at him, just at anyone in general who wants to try stuff like this.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:59 PM   #15 
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If they only keep their vision 6-7 months, why would you want to breed them? The fry would only have sight for a few months. That would really handicap them. You wouldn't be able to put any type of house/castle thing in their tank, because if they went in, they can't see their way up. That means they could possibly drown. Is that any way for a fish to live? Plus they would constantly bump into things. I don't quite understand your reasoning on that.
There are people that have worked their entire lifetime trying to get albino betta strain. A sad fact is that most real red eyed albino bettas are blind. Another sad fact that I read from other people working this strain is that is that most albino bettas do not survive over 6-7 months. I think this is reasonable, but I don't know. What do you think? I refuse to breed a blind betta. Many breeders start breeding their next generation at 3-4 months. I like to see how they develop for at least 6 months to see if there is anything genetic that shows up later, regardless of profit. I really love bettas.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:25 PM   #16 
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Just at the sharp teeth comment...fighter bettas have some serious chompers.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:34 PM   #17 
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lol! Yeah, they can definitely do some damage to other fish.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:32 PM   #18 
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Well not a sup ere aggressive one but I saying like a super beatiful one that has rainbow scales and silky looking skin. I may have said the whole thingy wrong cause i was typing on an ipad
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:34 PM   #19 
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Well either way creating a genetic deformity is a bad idea.
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better than pirahna. people might use for gambling in thailand. i wonder why i even put these types of threads up
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