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Old 10-24-2011, 12:46 AM   #21 
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I don't really care for the "big ears". It just doesn't look right to me.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #22 
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I've never liked Big Ears simply because a betta's main method of swimming is with their pectorals. Adding the extra weight seems like an unnecessary adjustment that could hamper the fish in the future, as it slows down abd weakens with age. Then you also have to consider the possibility of the betta being so irritated by these over-large fins that it could, potentially, begin to bite them. If, on accident, that fish ripped the pectoral completely off...? That could mean death for the fish. IMO it is conpletely different to breed the long fin types into a betta than to alter their main method of transportation. When beauty hampers the life if the animal then I think enough is enough. For now the fish might be fine, but is it really so beautiful that it's worth the life of the fish?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:53 PM   #23 
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dumbo means big flare right
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:57 PM   #24 
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dumbo means big flare right
No.
Dumbo is the gene that extends the pectoral fins, making them look like big ears.
Hence the name "Dumbo".
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #25 
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If anyone was interested I found this dumbo girl on AB she's soo cute :3
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1319669450
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #26 
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Aww she's cute but...why are her pecs shredded?? o__O
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #27 
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I'm not sure I was wondering that myself, I just thought maybe they grew that way?
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #28 
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oh dumbo meand big fins ok
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #29 
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o___o Looks like they were torn to me. :< Poor girl.

Betta dude- It means larger Pectoral Fins, not "big fins".
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #30 
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My petco has 3 dumbo hmpk two are blue and one is like a purplegrayish red I'm tempted to buy the royal blue butterfly :3
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