You too, huh? I got hooked as a kid and lucked into some top IBC competitive breeders as mentors, so learned to have a discerning eye for a good fish.
You really nailed it when you say things have come a long way since we were kids. The closest think to a plakat then were wild type Bettas. The other thing that blows me away are the amount of fin some of today's females are carrying. Without an ovipositor they are hard to tell from the males!
I am partial to HMs and OHMs, butterfly, bicolor, and koi patterns. The metallics are new to me as well.
I still love the rich red and orange solids too.
Enjoy the flare!
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