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Old 07-31-2013, 09:53 AM   #6861 
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A Breeder as in you or breeder because of the scales? lol

If I had money and space
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:04 AM   #6862 
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A breeder as in someone who would continue the (deformed) line lol...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #6863 
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Gotcha yeah, makes sense. He would make a great pet though, that's for sure ^_^
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:41 AM   #6864 
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Worst scales I've ever seen on this boy, but I kinda like him.
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Reminds me of the "pearl" scales on certain strains of angel fish....I think a breeder SHOULD buy him and see what they could make. Just because something doesn't currently match up with accepted standards, doesn't mean it shouldn't be explored....if breeders hadn't explored certain oddities in color or form, we wouldn't have some of the most interesting fish currently available....half moons, for example.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #6865 
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That is also true, I think the most important thing about him though is that the scale defomirty isn't hurting his health as say, a bent spine would. Either way though, good pet or whatever someone wants to make him ^_^
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #6866 
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A breeder as in someone who would continue the (deformed) line lol...
Double tails are a deformed line but they are being bred and sold. All our ancy Bettas are deformed if you think about it. None of them look like a wild betta.

This crazy scale thing could be the next big thing.

Personally I don't like the messy look.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:58 PM   #6867 
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You guys have to think of what is causing it though... And the answer to that is most likely the x-factor gene. That's right. Bad scales. Weak fish. Small fish. Bad color. Stunted fins. Otherwise, by all means I would suggest experimenting.

Snowflake, double tails are different. Double tail is a deformity... But unless you are a very irresponsible breeder it does not harm the fish. And you also have to draw the line between mutations and deformities... All of our fancy fin types and colors are mutations.

Once you get a deeper knowledge of their genes you kinda start to think of these things differently.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:19 PM   #6868 
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I agree with MattsBettas. I would be concerned about what was actually causing the bad scaling and what possible bad genetics you could be passing on if you chose to spawn such a fish.

There are varying degrees of 'deformities' and even DT can be bad enough if you are not careful. I have seen some pretty horrifically deformed DTs on Aquabid.

Then again I like my bettas wild so I have a bias towards keeping fish in their natural state.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #6870 
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Hey guys. Anyone have a rough idea how much I would have to pay a trans shipper for one fish from Thailand delivered to bc canada
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