Oooh, I find the big ears quite pretty, but they look a little funny on the short finned plakats to me. I pretty much love any betta that has color on their pectoral fins, and white especially. They all have great colors though! I'm a sucker for salamander with white though so I love the last one~
That $4 deal is amazing, but I wonder if maybe it's because I might see something that looks like a lump near his mouth. He's still gorgeous though.
Remember, what the auction is set at is NOT what the fish is worth. From what I've seen Betta Hero tends to way over-price his bettas although you'd have to ask a breeder what the true value of one of those fish is.
Although it is pretty I don't think "Big ears" is necessarily a good trait (NOT speaking from a breeding stand point). I would imagine it must be a pain swimming with those. Like trying to walk with flippers on.
I think the big ears are neat looking, but I would be worried all the time. I'm paranoid about my boys fins as it is, and to have to worry about the ears, too? Yikes, I'd be watching the tank all the time!