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Old 09-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #7371 
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Yes I saw the lipstick girl earlier this morning and thought it was so cute!!! It's perfectly shaped too! Amazing how that happens haha
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #7372 
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I've never actually seen an elephant ear who is who's ears drag them down...
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #7373 
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Oh....well I guess I won't be getting that beautiful EE girl lol http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1379418221

Knew it was too good to be true that people weren't bidding >.<
I can't believe your pretty EE fishie is up to $41 !!! Sorry you won't be able to get her....
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:25 PM   #7374 
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I've never actually seen an elephant ear who is who's ears drag them down...
There was a PetCo EE that I saw who was literally being dragged down by his pectorals, it was so sad looking. Granted in a cup there's not much room to swim anyway but you could still see the effort he was putting into swimming.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #7375 
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Even if the pectorals are not so large as to drag the fish down or drastically interfere with its swimming, I personally find the aesthetics unbalanced, disproportionate and unfishlike. To my eye, there comes a point when it's just too much.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #7376 
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I agree that the larger pectorals throw off the whole symmetry/aesthetics of a betta.

I feel sorry most of all for HM bettas with excessively large pectorals. Most HM males seem to struggle enough with carrying their finnage once they start to get older. I can't imagine how much more effort it must take to move around when your pectorals are bigger than normal as well.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #7377 
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+1^ Re: HMs
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #7378 
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I personally feel worse for the HMs and rose tails...
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #7379 
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Pectoral fins is what we're looking at. Dumbo/Big Ear/Elephant Ear betta's have larger than normal Pectoral fins like the girl I posted; she has nice ear's but many EE's have ear's that drag them down worse than a long finned HM boy. It makes it hard for them to swim and stuff like that, so making the "ear's" too big is bad and can be unsightly, well it's pretty to look at but you wouldn't want to carry the equivalent around all day >.<
OOH okay. Also I was looking at the wrong picture before haha. Looking at heavily finned EEs make my pecs hurt :/
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #7380 
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I agree on the larger finage fish. My double tail had quite a large finage and he just did not seem to do well with swimming.
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