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Old 06-19-2011, 02:02 PM   #1 
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HMPK vs Petco HMPK?

I was at petco yesterday and they had some HMPK's there. They weren't bad looking, one was a marble dragon MG. I put him next to another male and I noticed when he flared his caudal was round like a regular PK and from what I could tell he only had two rays. So I'm guessing these aren't true HMPK's right? I've never seen traditional PK's that come in many colors like a HM though. So are these guys a hybrid?
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #2 
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I have seen some HMPKs at petco. The people that work their sometimes mislable them though. saw a vt female in a pk cup once.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #3 
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Petco gets their fish pre-labeled. Whoever sells them to petco labels them as X type first-- and Petco pays so much for a fish depending on it's type. It wouldn't surprise me that someone's trying to make a few bucks more off their ignorance by marketing PKs are HMPKs-- which are generally more expensive.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #4 
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There are some good HMPK's at Petco, but I don't know if the ones from breeders are any different. It doesn't seem like they are. However, I'm new to bettas, so I wouldn't know. =/

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:57 PM   #5 
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all betta splendens are the same type of fish, regardless of tail type, so they can be all sorts of colors. If they only had 2 rays, then they were only plakats. To be a true halfmoon plakat they'd have to have at least 4 rays like a halfmoon would.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #6 
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These were males and they were PK's. They just don't have the straight edge 180 spread that my thai HMPK's have.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:27 AM   #7 
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yeah sometime i see tat too. maybe that they are still young?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:28 AM   #8 
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any picture two show the two different plakat vs halfmoon plakat? when i type the two on google they show kinda similar pictures. thanks :)
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:15 AM   #9 
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Here's a picture of General Lee.. He is a PK and very colorful.

It's possible to have colorful PK if you don't cross over to HM.



He changes color based on the light so usually he's a bit brighter, he also hates having his picture taken so he's a little washed out but you can clearly see the two ray branches.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:24 PM   #10 
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mm... a dumb question, but what are the rays on a betta? ive seen people say oh it has 2 rays, 4 rays, etc,, but what does that mean? where can u look for that on the betta?
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