Koi/metallic Bettas Prone To Tumors?!

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So on instagram someone told me that i shouldn't get another koi or metallic betta because they are over bred and get tumors!? Is this true..? I have a koi female and a female metallic betta. Is it a fish myth?
 

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I would say that some lines are. It's no different from how some lines of greens and purples are pverbred and are more prone to tumors.
 

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sometimes depending on their genetics but all betta types come with risks and things they are prone to either because of their fins, being overbred, bad genetics and how they were treated at the store
 
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JamieXPXP said:
sometimes depending on their genetics but all betta types come with risks and things they are prone to either because of their fins, being overbred, bad genetics and how they were treated at the store
So overall all bettas are screwed...
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
yeah i had a thread on it, many fish are in this vortex. Guppys, molly, tetras and gouramis. next to go is Guppys (well they kinda of already have) and neon tetras are going down...
Even breeder or bettas from Thailand are under this, the only reason pet store bettas aren't as messed up is because they aren't bred for pure strains, so their genetic makeup actually helps them, the only problem is most are being bred so they have more fins, shorter bodies, or other traits.
Double tail bettas seem to be more prone to tumors or body issues.
 
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Mcasella said:
Even breeder or bettas from Thailand are under this, the only reason pet store bettas aren't as messed up is because they aren't bred for pure strains, so their genetic makeup actually helps them, the only problem is most are being bred so they have more fins, shorter bodies, or other traits.
Double tail bettas seem to be more prone to tumors or body issues.
Yeah i noticed my females do fine, but halfmoons.... UGH they seem to be prone to fin rot.
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
So overall all bettas are screwed...
almost all fish in the hobby are now sadly because humans like to try to breed them to look a certain way with certain finnage, bodies, etc. which tend to affect the species of fish they are breeding. i know plakat bettas are generally less prone to things then double tails and longer finned bettas.
 
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RachelNoel said:
Does anyone know which color variety is less prone to terrible defects? Is it blue?
Well blue/king bettas is prone to Diamond Eye. My poor girl has it but luckily it stopped half way over the eye.
 
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JamieXPXP said:
almost all fish in the hobby are now sadly because humans like to try to breed them to look a certain way with certain finnage, bodies, etc. which tend to affect the species of fish they are breeding. i know plakat bettas are generally less prone to things then double tails and longer finned bettas.
Isnt the doubletail breed from that? How where they made..? From a betta with ripped fins or fin rot? Or just a deformity like the goldfish that looks like it is holding its breath.
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
Well blue/king bettas is prone to Diamond Eye. My poor girl has it but luckily it stopped half way over the eye.
do you mean blue bettas and King bettas? Or King bettas that are blue?
 

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Out of the 13 bettas that I've had, the only one that got a tumor was a metallic. That probably doesn't count for much, but I thought I'd share my experience.
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
Isnt the doubletail breed from that? How where they made..? From a betta with ripped fins or fin rot? Or just a deformity like the goldfish that looks like it is holding its breath.
i know human bred it im not sure if it was a deformity but breeders liked it enough to breed that trait but sadly it can cause issues for the fish just like with some of the goldfish
 

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RachelNoel said:
Does anyone know which color variety is less prone to terrible defects? Is it blue?
im not sure about colour but i know if you want as little defects as possible then i would go with a plakat betta which is less prone to illnesses and isnt as modified as the others
 

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Metallic bettas (especially coppers) are most likely to develop tumors. Dragon bettas (white masks) are most likely to get diamond eye.
 
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