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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #1 
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Question petco elephant ear betta???

so i like to check the petco online to see what bettas they usually carry. well i came across elephant ear betta... never heard of it before! here's the link!!

http://www.petco.com/product/117912/...ttaHPLiveBetta
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #2 
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I've never heard of that before.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #3 
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$50 is kinda a joke for those.. any fish labeled "big ears" on aquabid is the same type. :p
The 2nd picture on this ad has probably the most impressive big ears I've seen:
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-pets-live...AdIdZ346374747
I still think they're fairly new to the trade though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #4 
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Awww I was hoping this wouldn't become a trend. It's hard for these bettas to swim.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #5 
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Awww I was hoping this wouldn't become a trend. It's hard for these bettas to swim.
^^I totally thought the same thing when I first saw them. That said, they'll prolly be more suited to smaller (2-5gal) tanks, would they not?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:33 AM   #6 
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I wouldn't worry about the trend lasting for very long, honestly. For the average person who walks into a Petco looking for a betta, $50 is way too expensive. They probably won't be able to sell too many of them and end up giving up on stocking them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #7 
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They look like they could be a fad, I think they look cool but caring for a 50$ betta would be lethal for me. I would just fuss over every little thing!
Anyway, poor things, everything is getting bred into them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #8 
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Probably more for a die-hard betta fan who'd get the fish from a good source than a "OOH FISHY IN SMALL HOME" person. Bad idea, petco. xD
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #9 
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I feel bad for those fish. Isn't it hard for them to swim with those huge fins? They can't even nip off the ends to make them smaller *sobbing on table next to betta fish tank, thanking God that Omelette is okay* I hope, like many others, that it doesn't become a trend. But 50 bucks is a joke. Just wait a year when there'll be hundreds on the amrket and the price will go down to 15 bucks. Even then that's still a lot to ask for if you're buying a potentially diseased, health-problem-filled fish in a tiny plastic cup from a store that's known to churn out unhealthy betta fish.
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pretty, but not worth it >.> especially from bad conditions from petco
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