Originally Posted by fflores
interesting that people were up in arms about the "diamond eye" from last week, but yet to see the same outrage with this mutation
Trust me, it's been gone over before. Big Ears/Dumbos, they've popped up on the forum and my opinion is still the same. I hate them. Pectorals are bettas' main ways of swimming, and when they're huge and cumbersome like this you are NOT making bettas any better. This is for looks alone, and actually hinders a betta in swimming. Sometimes the betta actually starts to BITE their own pectorals. That is far too much. It's a mutation that was created to earn money, not help create better bettas. These bettas must be absolutely miserable.
The members who didn't like this in the past have mostly moved on from the forum, which is why you don't see any opposition yet. Most people don't look at them and think of how much extra effort the betta has to put forth, they just think it looks pretty.
Once again, I loathe this type of betta and the breeder who thought it up.