Originally Posted by effy
I agree with monroe, until you have seen one in person it shouldn't be assumed that it's a hindrance any more than the extension of the tails of a half moon. I have seen so many bettas unhappy because of their weighty tails. I could just as easily assume that because their pectorals are bigger they move more water in fewer strokes, therefore actually enhance stability, but I haven't seen one. If anyone has seen one living happily or unhappily then I would hope they will post on this thread and enlighten us :)
Thats like saying "unless we were the fish hand had a scale over our own eyes, then we don't know if it effects our vision"
Its pretty simple, these fishes are all created based on mutation. All i was saying that if people are going to be outraged about 1 exaggerated mutation, then all exaggerated mutation much be treated the same... not solely based on something so arbitrary as how "cute" it is.
Next thing you know is that as a breed, it will be in trouble like some pure bred dogs are.
Watch a documentary on PBS called "Pedigree Dogs Exposed", you can watch the whole documentary here in parts
And though an extreme example of what can happen to animals when breeding goes too far. Correlations can be made. I suggest people watch it