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Old 11-23-2011, 12:24 AM   #1 
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Fins just keep getting bigger

I got this plakat at a local fish store called Dolphin Pet Village(awesome fish there), and although they know a ton about aquarium fish they aren't the best when it comes to bettas. so this male was being kept in the female tank(also a plant tank, so lots of nice hiding spots) and was pretty torn up, but clearly the winner. Makes me wonder if they had two males.

So anyway, I bought him for $3.50 because it was a steal and I was saving the poor little female bettas cowering in fear. the breeder who often sends his/her fish hasn't sent plakats before, and I'm started to wonder if this guy might be a Hm, what do you guys think? I'm about 80% sure it's a plakat, but the fins just keep going O.O

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Old 11-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #2 
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I think I might be more inclined to say HM myself with a buzz cut when you got him. He's gorgeous though, whatever the tail may be! Great find!
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:29 AM   #3 
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Handsome fellow but he doesn't look like a plakat to me. I'd say HM but I'm no expert in plakats by any means. I love how his eyes match his body.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:44 AM   #4 
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Thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks he looks like a HM :) His fins where so short when I got him I just assumes he was a plakat lol

if he does get long fins he's going to have a intense OHM tail O.O
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:44 AM   #5 
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That most definitely looks like a HM to me. Almost over 180* spread too. Very nice.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:10 AM   #6 
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That most definitely looks like a HM to me. Almost over 180* spread too. Very nice.
He's definitly a HM, OHM actually :) I wasn't sure if he was a HM(long fin) or a HMPK(short fin) because when I bought him his fins where all short. It's crazy how fast their fins heal :D

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:23 AM   #7 
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He's got such an intense body color, it's so vibrant.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:26 AM   #8 
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Also goes to show how well they can heal when they have a good keeper.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:06 PM   #9 
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He's definitely a HM, but not a Plakat by any means! He was probably very young when you got him and his fins hadn't grown out yet. He's GORGEOUS.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #10 
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good HM
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