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Hey everybody!

Since i am going to be getting a PK and HMPK VERY soon, i would love to see your pictures of your plakats to give me an idea of how awesome they are lol!


Share stories, pictures, videos,etc!

Cant wait to see yours and get mine!

Also, form your experiences, should i look for my PK or HMPK at Petsmart or Petco?:-D

Thanks!
 

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Howdy! I've never seen a plakat at Petco; I bought my little guy at Petsmart!

Plakats are my favorite. :) Mine is a dragon scale HMPK named Junior and he's in my avatar. He's absolutely wonderful, and super cute in my opinion! :)

Plakats were originally bred for fighting in Thailand. Actually, let me show you the article I read! You can find it here: http://nippyfish.net/bettas-201/plakat-betta/

Anyway, it says that plakats may be more aggressive than other betta breeds since they come from bettas that were bred for fighting. My little dude is pretty fiesty! I tried to share his 5 gallon with an African Dwarf Frog once, and he didn't like it one bit! He was very aggressive with the frog so I had to separate the two.
 

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I am obsessed with PK's and HMPK's I have TONS!!! You could look at both Petsmart and Petco. I actually got one tonight from Petco, I'll post pics tomorrow. I have a pair in the spawn tank currently and I am so excited for the babies!!!! I'll post one of my new Thailand imports that I might name Levi :)


Here is Tarzan :)

You will love these little guys!!
 

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Howdy! I've never seen a plakat at Petco; I bought my little guy at Petsmart!

Plakats are my favorite. :) Mine is a dragon scale HMPK named Junior and he's in my avatar. He's absolutely wonderful, and super cute in my opinion! :)

Plakats were originally bred for fighting in Thailand. Actually, let me show you the article I read! You can find it here: http://nippyfish.net/bettas-201/plakat-betta/

Anyway, it says that plakats may be more aggressive than other betta breeds since they come from bettas that were bred for fighting. My little dude is pretty fiesty! I tried to share his 5 gallon with an African Dwarf Frog once, and he didn't like it one bit! He was very aggressive with the frog so I had to separate the two.
Your little guy is stunning!


Thanks, the article was very helpful!:-D

Your avi betta has amazing coloring!
 

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I am obsessed with PK's and HMPK's I have TONS!!! You could look at both Petsmart and Petco. I actually got one tonight from Petco, I'll post pics tomorrow. I have a pair in the spawn tank currently and I am so excited for the babies!!!! I'll post one of my new Thailand imports that I might name Levi :)


Here is Tarzan :)

You will love these little guys!!
Candice, i cant tell you how beautiful your boys are....just to pretty!

Looks like i will be trying petsmart, because i have actually seen some there. Cant wait to see the babies!!

Levi sounds cute!


Ok, well since PK's are so entergetic and aggressive, would one be ok in a 3 gal? Or would i have more success with a longer finned betta like a HM, in your opinion?
 

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Ok, well since PK's are so entergetic and aggressive, would one be ok in a 3 gal? Or would i have more success with a longer finned betta like a HM, in your opinion?
Thanks!

I think a 3 gallon for a PK sounds fine! Mine first lived in a one gallon, then I upgraded him to a 10 gallon all to himself! He currently lives in his 5 gallon, because my dorm has a restriction on aquarium size, and he's perfectly happy in there!
Larger space is just recommended for them since they have shorter fins that allow them to swim faster.
 

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Here are my HMPK's! They have so much personality and so fun to watch you will love them!
 

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They are beautiful!! I have tons more just too many post. HMPK's are my weakness!!!
 

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My first HMPK, attitude. Who will forever have a very special place in my heart. He was also my first male who ever bred for me. Such a great father and easy breeder. I have lots of his fry so I'm going to have a hard time selling these fry. But since this male has a very special place in my heat for being my first HMPK, and my first Breeder. And you are getting your first HMPK. Would you like one of his fry for 22 including ship (10+12 dollar ship) the fry in my avi is one of his Babies





 

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Thanks you. I miss him so much, his detach was a human error. I left the lid off and with this guy.. He always live up to his name. Attitude. I didn't feed him that day either so he was MAD I guess he just got a little too exited and jumped out. I found him 20 minutes after I last checked on him to find him dead.
 

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WOW! I cant tell you how much i envy all of your PK's.....

And Mo, i am sorry about your little guy, attitude...may he swim in peace :(

Also, i really appreciate your offer! I would love to have one of those beautiful fry, but unfortunately i am unable to do so :(

I am so sorry but i will for sure consider in the future!!!


UPDATE: So, i called my local petsmart, and they said all the really have right now are VTs, CTs and HMs. They also have a handful of DTs and PKs, but they go fast. I really hope i can catch them when their shipment comes in, so i can really pick one up!

Also, IYO, would a HM or PK be better in a 3 gal? I would LOVE both, and i have also been talking about getting an HM for awhile, but i was wondering, do they need extra care becasue of their fins?

Here is the tank i was thinking of getting,does this look ok? I wont use the lights really, and i am not sure about the areator....any tank reccomendations for 3 gallons? thats all i can really fit and i really want to rescue another boy :)

it has some ok reviews....
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Bubbling-LED-Half-Moon-Aquarium-Kit-1ct/16940357


or this one:
http://www.petco.com/product/14978/...r:adType=pla&gclid=CJuos5Os5rICFcKPPAodVhAA_g


it has high reviews...and looks promising!


So big question, HM or PK or HMPK?
 

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PK or HMPK. It really doesn't matter if you want PK or HMPK.. Really the same thing except the tail angle. (; HMPK since you want a PK and HM, lol. The 2nd one is best IME. Most people tend to go for that one. PKs are better for big tanks, HMs better for small. :D
 

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Thanks lebron!

Speaking of the CT, how is he?

also, i think i will do the second one, but now i am so torn between a HM or PK!

I really like both, especially the fins on Hms....hmmm
 

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Who? My CT? He's fine! Active as always... He bumped into something and lost some head scales but he'll recover!

A PK and HM will do fine in a tank like that. They'll love the horizontal swimming space! (;
 

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Yeah, but he's a Manfish. Lol. He pretends like it never happened. (;
If you baffle it really well with aquarium sponge or that water bottle method, the HM shouldn't have any problems at all! I believe it's a 6.6 gallon tank. Much more than you hoped but it looks great!
 
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