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Betta imbellis

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  • #301418

    C.Way
    Participant

    These little critters are either F1 or F2 since I did not bother to maintain the container that I kept them in:


    #343435

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Aha, I’ve been waiting for a B. imbellis thread. Are there any reliable characters that can be used to diagnose this species 100%?

    #343436

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ May 20 2011, 04:46 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Aha, I’ve been waiting for a B. imbellis thread. Are there any reliable characters that can be used to diagnose this species 100%?

    Green opercle.

    #343437

    Matt
    Keymaster

    B. splendens never has that feature Stefan?

    Also, how to differentiate B. imbellis from B. smaragdina?

    #343438

    Stefan
    Member

    No, absent in splendens (red). Given that you have pure splendens which seems impossible. Even the holotype is domesticated…

    From smaragdina; no red anal fin tip.

    #343439

    Colin
    Participant

    …and sp. “mahachai”? It has the green opercule

    #343440

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Colin @ May 20 2011, 06:13 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    …and sp. “mahachai”? It has the green opercule

    See my smaragdina diagnostics above.

    #343441

    Stefan
    Member

    Let’s put them all in here:


    splendens


    imbellis


    smaragdina


    Mahachai


    stiktos

    #343445

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is B. splendens thought to no longer exist in its natural form then Stefan or is the problem that nobody knows what it actually looks like?

    #343447

    Stefan
    Member

    Probably both. I’ve seen so many so called ‘real wild splendens’ and they are all either hybrids, domesticated, whatever.

    #343448

    Matt
    Keymaster

    It’s quite surprising that B. splendens isn’t considered endangered then, no?

    #343452

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ May 20 2011, 08:22 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    It’s quite surprising that B. splendens isn’t considered endangered then, no?

    Probably because the majority believe and are convinced true forms are still extant? I remain skeptical – sorry.

    #343464

    Colin
    Participant

    well, this encouraged me to put a pair of Mahachai together to see if i can get them to spawn

    #343466

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Stefan @ May 20 2011, 11:02 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Probably because the majority believe and are convinced true forms are still extant?

    …and from what you say even if they were there’s no solid way to identify them as such.

    #343469

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ May 21 2011, 03:23 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    …and from what you say even if they were there’s no solid way to identify them as such.
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