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I can't believe there are no posts in this section, I guess I will be the first, I keep wild betta simorums, they are awesome fish, the get between 4-6 inches are bubble nesters and are just cool to watch. I just re-did their tank a bit ago and will post some pics in a week or 2 when things do not look so new, I have worked pretty hard on this tank so not ready for the reveal
 

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I have had a pair for a good while, but my males died so I got some more babies and decided to redo their 20 long, spent a pretty penny on a bunch of nice plants a piece of driftwood and a 30 inch finnex 24/7 planted plus, so far am loving the light I will probably do a vid so people can see the demo of the light cycling
 

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Yeah, I am very interested in wild bettas. I have a copper smaragdina. Not sure how 'authentically' wild that species is. Look forward to seeing your photos when you get them sorted. I have just moved my fish to a 10 gallon tank and will post some pics when I finish setting up, too.
 

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There are a few types of wilds I would love to have, most of them are the giant sized ones, I would like to breed some but then I think about having to deal with getting rid of the babies, I am such a hoarder, I tend to keep my fish lol maybe when I retire and have more time to devote to it
 

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I have never read much about wild bettas, much less seen them. Are they like the petstore bettas?

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No the are very different, some are rather plain looking others are colorful, some are tiny tiny, some are huge, they cover a wide spectrum basically pet stores have betta splendens
 

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So wild bettas are in the same genus/family, but are a different species? Or is it a different subspecies?
 

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They fall under the same genus. There are around 70 different species of betta, and similar species are then grouped together in complexes. For example, Betta splendens is a member of the splendens complex, which also contains Betta stiktos, Betta smaragdina, Betta siamorientalis, Betta imbellis, and Betta mahachaiensis.
 

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The original "Wild Betta" thread was unauthorized and quickly shut down. Apparently the forum re-do has activated the thread. I'm delighted.
 

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I can't believe there are no posts in this section, I guess I will be the first, I keep wild betta simorums, they are awesome fish, the get between 4-6 inches are bubble nesters and are just cool to watch. I just re-did their tank a bit ago and will post some pics in a week or 2 when things do not look so new, I have worked pretty hard on this tank so not ready for the reveal

Looking forward to see the photos of your recent betta activities :smile2:
 
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