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Old 01-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #11 
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Because (and I'm almost positive on this point). It would not breed true. It's a random mutation and crossed with a correct mail (the one Lui posted for example) you would probably not get one single fry with the deformity.

Very few people realize just how much work starting a new tail type is. The Betta community can be very unwilling to change. It took a long time before HM was considered beautiful. They came up when deltas were poplular and no one liked HMs except a select few. If you really want to start a new tail type you have to be willing to send your fish to show, a lot of shows, and be prepared to be laughed at. But above all that... first you have to get the tail to breed true... that is probably the hardest part and without a basic understanding of genetics and genetics of bettas specifically... its just not gonna happen.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #12 
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That one male is absolutely stunning.

And I do think she's a beautiful fish too. If I had the money, I'd take her, since I don't breed.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:44 PM   #13 
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i adore her colors. i'd get her, just for those! no other salamanders on AB look like her, except her brother, but even then, he's no where near as pretty as her. <3
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:23 PM   #14 
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is the posting gone? the link brings me to a page of aquabid listings, not the specific one o.o
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #15 
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is the posting gone? the link brings me to a page of aquabid listings, not the specific one o.o

This for me too, i'm curious what everyone is talking about now.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #16 
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Yeah I'd like to see what its all about...maybe someone saved the picture or something...?


EDIT: found it! Littlebittyfish, go to aquabid and search "Excaliber"...not excalibur...in "all categories"...only one that comes up.

Wow...that is rather odd...I do think she's a pretty little girl...I do agree that shes not a breeder though and should be a pet...kills me, breeders hiking up the prices for mutations =(...its sad because she may not get a loving home for it..but may instead end up with a breeder that isnt sure what theyre doing...

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #17 
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gorgeous! the price though!? Is it just me or does the poor little fish look a bit bloated?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #18 
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i've heard they feed them extra for the photos. :d so, that may be it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:12 AM   #19 
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I just found this wild-type betta has the same type tail as that girl does.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...tas&1295626068
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^thats a nifty looking betta...I like it better than the girl (as far as the shape of the tail)...still not sure whether or not i should be skeptical about it though...
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