So I've been crazy about Betta fish ever since I got my first and second (the first died in a week and I was saddened but because of it, found a treasure trove of information before I have my new guy now who I've had for over almost two months now)
Bettas have been breed specifically for their beautiful colors and fins, but I'm wondering, do short-finned Bettas fair better than long-finned bettas due to better ease in movement that seems much more natural?
I've taken this into consideration since I'm currently questioning my current Betta's fascination with making his tail short instead of letting it grow out ever since I put him in a bigger tank.
Is tail biting more frequent in longer-finned bettas? Or perhaps does it only occur in longer tailed bettas? Do short-finned Bettas even attempt tail biting with the twist and turn on itself that's consistent with tail fin bitters?
I'm also wondering if shorter-tailed bettas generally live longer and better than long-tailed fins.
I'm also considering in the future purchasing a wild betta and am curious about their personality and health in contrast to Betta Splendens. Do they generally fair better or worse? Are they more perky and curious in their behavior or no?
I know this is a lot to answer but if anyone would like to take a stab at any and all questions, I'd be very grateful.
Thanks in advance!