Wild Vrs. Captive Breed Betta

  1. AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    What is the the difference? And advantages?
     
  2. david1978

    david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    Which species of bettas? There are many.
     
  3. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Let’s say crown tail
     


  4. david1978

    david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    Crown tail is a type. So im guessing betta splenda vs whats considered wild type betta. Betta splenda as we know them donyt exist in the wild other then plakats. So the big fancy tail types are only bred in captivity.
     
  5. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Huh, I guess I only now types then lol
    Why would anyone want a wild one, they aren’t as pretty?
     
  6. david1978

    david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

  7. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    Wild:

    Pros:
    -Hardier
    -More Peaceful

    Cons:

    -Less beautiful (in most cases)
    -Taking wildlife- conservational and ethical issues

    In my opinion, it is bad to take wild caught fish.
     
  8. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Cool, I would have thought the wild caught would be more aggressive can I keep multiple males?
     
  9. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    depends on the type some can go as trios with females some cant. Some males can go together in like a 55gallon tank. Do you have the money for a wild betta? Ive seen some go for $400cad
     
  10. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    That's crazy, I could buy an arrowana and its tank for that much
     
  11. david1978

    david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    Considering there are 94 species of bettas with all different kinds of care and requirement its so hard to lump them together. Separating fact from myth is very hard as well.