Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Pictures
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #7281 
FishyFishy89
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
But if it wasn't for culling then we wouldn't have the wonderful variations that we have.
FishyFishy89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #7282 
MattsBettas
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Depends on how you are using "cull"... Culling essentially means removing from the gene pool, which can be done by killing the fish or by simply not allowing it to breed. Killing fish didn't get us new patterns. Selective breeding did.

And, no offence intended, but that seems like a rather selfish attitude to have... Bettas never asked to be removed from the wild and dropped in tanks... You have to ask yourself if new colors are really worth lives.
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #7283 
FishyFishy89
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattsBettas View Post
Depends on how you are using "cull"... Culling essentially means removing from the gene pool, which can be done by killing the fish or by simply not allowing it to breed. Killing fish didn't get us new patterns. Selective breeding did.
Which is what culling is. Even in the wild, culling is done naturally.
FishyFishy89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #7284 
LittleBettaFish
Member
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Haha there are definitely no familial bonds between my wild betta fry. If it is small enough and slow enough to fit inside its older sibling's mouth, it is food.

However, what I am trying to say is that there are other 'deformities' out there being bred such as rosetails and feathertails that don't seem to garner such outrage except for a handful of members.

You only have to do some research on X-factor fish to see some of the downsides to those kind of extreme tail types. Personally, I find that much more disgusting than a single fish with a tumor/growth on its head.

Yet you see people purchasing and breeding these excessively branched fish without any idea as to what harmful genes they could be passing on.

Seems sort of an out of sight, out of mind type attitude.
LittleBettaFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:18 AM   #7285 
Viva
Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Massachusetts
I agree that people who have no idea how betta genetics work or how to tell if a fish is of quality to breed shouldn't be breeding at all -_- But unfortunately most humans see themselves as higher powers on the planet and will exploit animals for their own benefit without second thoughts. Can't really change that.
Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #7286 
Fenghuang
Member
 
Fenghuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Georgia
It reminds me of this one turtle retailer that sells "rare" mutated sliders for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The line is really blurred sometimes.

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...Bellied-Slider

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...-Eared-Sliders

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...Headed-Turtles
Fenghuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:07 PM   #7287 
Viva
Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenghuang View Post
It reminds me of this one turtle retailer that sells "rare" mutated sliders for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The line is really blurred sometimes.

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...Bellied-Slider

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...-Eared-Sliders

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...Headed-Turtles

That's sick...at least the last link says its an April Fools joke. They sound pretty irresponsible, lol.
Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #7288 
Fenghuang
Member
 
Fenghuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Georgia
Yea, I just realised after I linked the last one, but the other two are real. There are siamese and "two-faced" turtles of other species for sale, and even a "shell less" one.

http://www.theturtlesource.com/i.asp...-Eared-Sliders

Last edited by Fenghuang; 09-05-2013 at 01:29 PM.
Fenghuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #7289 
Viva
Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Massachusetts
What the heck, how is that even legal!? I hope no one is actually buying those as pets, it's just so wrong.
Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #7290 
Fenghuang
Member
 
Fenghuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Georgia
Collectors who want a "unique" specimen might, unfortunately.


I like the colours on this guy.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1378529305
Fenghuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquabid, beautiful fish, fishy_fishy, i need more money, i need to win the lottery, why do i do this

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquabid? Vocaloid Betta Chat 5 03-30-2011 08:03 PM
My Aquabid Wants WashingtonCowgirl Betta Pictures 32 12-13-2010 11:38 PM
First AquaBid buy! Learn To Fly Betta Chat 7 09-18-2010 04:10 PM
Aquabid Oakly Betta Chat 2 08-06-2010 02:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.