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Old 01-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #11 
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Ugh. There are certain big eared bettas that are pretty, but it's just harder on the fish. And $50, really? Anyone willing to spend that kind of money on a fish will be getting them online anyway. And it'll be cheaper and a better fish.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #12 
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i completely agree with you all. and i'm not sure if it's really that pretty on a betta. honestly i think it looks strange.. and just like they would have an even harder time swimming. i mean, they already have larger than normal fins, these just make it worse. :[ and i would not spend $50 on a betta. nope.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #13 
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I am over the moon tonight cuz I just got one of these $50 fish at PetCo for $13 cuz it was mislabeled!!!





He seems super healthy and active and no problems swimming whatsoever.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #14 
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Wow lucky you! They usually call them dumbo ear! Go figure haha
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #15 
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oh wow! yay! smart move getting him! and he's pretty. <3
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #16 
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My Big Ear Betta

I got this guy from Petco a couple days ago for $7.49 because he was just labeled as a Delta tail. Whoever said it is harder for them to swim is correct. I have him in a 5 gallon with a bio wheel filter which I have modified with AquaClear sponges on the intake and the outtake to reduce the flow and he is doing very well. I have attached a picture but he is a bit camera shy. His name is Apollo and I think he is amazing!
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #17 
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I should clarify that he definitely has no trouble swimming, he is active and healthy. He is just a bit slower due to all the finnage and definitely benefits from low water movement.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #18 
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a potentially diseased, health-problem-filled fish in a tiny plastic cup from a store that's known to churn out unhealthy betta fish.
I, and many others, have bought beautiful, active, healthy fish from Petco or Petsmart. There are breeders right here on this forum who breed Betta for the chains. The attitude and management of the individual store seems the major factor in the health of Betta for sale.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #19 
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For the average person who walks into a Petco looking for a betta, $50 is way too expensive.
Yeah but that just means they will die in petco cause we all know they dont take care of the bettas
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #20 
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Looks to be a betta with a unique spot marking. Petco always over prices things anyhow.
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