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Old 11-08-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Trimming of Betta fins for competition

Being reading up on some interesting old posts in the forum, came across this topic on trimming betta fins for competition.

Here is the link to the old posts.
http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=303082

Personally i do not condone such practices.
Does anyone knows how to identify bettas with trim fins???
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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whats the point of breeders wasting their time and energy to breed fishes with better finnages?

first we are killing their livelihood as a full time farmer

secondly can it clear your conscience?

thirdly do you feel proud when your salon fishes win ?

in everycompetition there bound to be a cut fish if you breed enough and see enough you can easily spot out salon fishes you dont even need to doubt it but its god damn obvious if the hairdresser is so power to give it a natural look i give it to him , but if the skill half past six then sorry lah try harder next time hahahaha....
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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Came across this discussion from our neighbours.

Sample of salon betta / betta with trimmed fins
source: betta society of malaysia
http://www.bettasocietymalaysia.com....php?f=4&t=4951
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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whats the point of breeders wasting their time and energy to breed fishes with better finnages?

first we are killing their livelihood as a full time farmer

secondly can it clear your conscience?

thirdly do you feel proud when your salon fishes win ?

in everycompetition there bound to be a cut fish if you breed enough and see enough you can easily spot out salon fishes you dont even need to doubt it but its god damn obvious if the hairdresser is so power to give it a natural look i give it to him , but if the skill half past six then sorry lah try harder next time hahahaha....
Exactly like what you said, i feel that by resorting to doing that kinda leave a bad taste in the mouth in the hobby. Not to mention it affects the livelihood of those who genuinely make a living out of passion for betta splendens with integrity.

And the victims who bought the fishes....

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Old 11-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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I just started a thread on this a couple of days ago.
http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=430751

Anyway, I don't think it should be done for show purposes. Unless it benefits the fish like when there are fin rot or the fish can't swim properly because of problems with its fins.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #6
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I think that in such cases, the unsuspecting people who buy the fishes are the real victims. They don't even know it after spending large amounts of money on the fish, convinced that they have a 'show grade' or 'comp grade' fish.

sad.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:23 AM   #7
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I think that in such cases, the unsuspecting people who buy the fishes are the real victims. They don't even know it after spending large amounts of money on the fish, convinced that they have a 'show grade' or 'comp grade' fish.

sad.
if the seller is not honest to inform,isn't that another form of cheating?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:36 AM   #8
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if the seller is not honest to inform,isn't that another form of cheating?
Which seller will cut a fish and informs you that he has cut the fish before
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:59 AM   #9
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But then again if the fish grew up to look like a cut fish, how do you know? I once had this plakat whose anal fin look exactly like a cut fish. Only 1 in the whole spawn. I didn't want to send it to competition although I knew it would somehow win in the symmetrical category. Really don't want people to doubt me.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:11 AM   #10
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Seems like there is no certain or proper way to stop this whether correct or wrong, boils down to integrity....

or perhaps educate the public on how to roughly spot trimmings but emphasize there is no garanteed way to comfirm.. so at least buyers can be aware and learn... personally i dont know much about this area of betta keeping haa.. just hear say hear say... thumbs up to roy for the pic
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