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    I have 7 fish tanks and i was thinking about adding a 10 gallon, short finned wild betta to my arsinal. I want a betta under the genus macrostoma. I know its immoral i wanted to breed them even though the're fighting bettas. Dose any one know where i can find or buy one.

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    Hi Lithopsboy,

    Betta macrostoma is a very rare fish and very expensive. We are talking $100-$200 a pair -- if you can find them. The good news is the males don't really fight like with Betta splendens. There is a listserve a guy from Brunei runs devoted to macrostoma. I think its called <bruneibetta>. It may be a yahoo group. They could help you find some. They are difficult to keep and even harder to breed. Now there are many other species of Bettas. I used to raise Betta strohi -- a 4" greenish-black mouthbrooder. Betta albimarginatus is gorgeous, as is Betta rutilans. Macrostoma isn't a genus it's a species. Betta is the genus. Take a look at the Anabantoid Society of Great Britain webpage and the International Betta Congress webpage.

    Bobby

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    Hi Lithopsboy,


    Here's the webpage for macrostoma bettas <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bruneibetta/>. Check it out. If you join, be prepared, the site gets alot of spam, so carefully check any emails you get from it.

    Bobby

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