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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 03:05 PM
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If you dont mind me asking, did you breed male imbellis or male domestic, and did you breed wild caught or tank bred/raised imbellis?

The reason i ask is novice importers/breeders often mistake wild type splendens for imbellis.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 03:17 PM
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No problem. I imported afew wild type splendens, imbellis and imbellis hybrid ďAlienĒ from Indonesia. In addition, I purchased a full red domestic splendens from my local pet store.

Prior to the 2nd batch of imports arriving, I had one imbellis male in a community tank with 2 pet store domestic splendens females. Without me knowing they bred.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 03:35 PM
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The male definitely looks like a variation of imbellis species.

Perhaps crossing imbellis male to female domestic splenden yields different recombination of DNA than those of imbellis female and a male domestic splenden, such as in certain species of sunfish that hybridize can create viable, sterile or in some cases a "new" third species that can only interbreed with each other or one of the parent's species

There are a lot of unknowns in betta genetics, breeders often do not document and even if they do, access to the newest information is usually kept for personal use, or not shared due to profit/business.
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I have a pair of wild type splendens which I plan to breed with Imbellis both ways.


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