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Double tails are a deformity that causes the top section of the body to reflect the bottom. This causes shorter bodies and a much larger top fin. DT bettas should not be bred to other DTs since those spawns often result in large amounts of deformities.

Here are some examples of DT bettas (from bettatalk).

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Show bettas are bred for overall symmetry. To achieve this breeders often breed single tail bettas to DT to increase the width of the dorsal (top fin). This blue halfmoon shows that he has DT in his blood by the extra wide dorsal.
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Thanks for all that, huge help!

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Double tails are a deformity that causes the top section of the body to reflect the bottom. This causes shorter bodies and a much larger top fin. DT bettas should not be bred to other DTs since those spawns often result in large amounts of deformities.

Here are some examples of DT bettas (from bettatalk).

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Show bettas are bred for overall symmetry. To achieve this breeders often breed single tail bettas to DT to increase the width of the dorsal (top fin). This blue halfmoon shows that he has DT in his blood by the extra wide dorsal.
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Thanks! you do know your Bettas all right! Could you please determine what tail, body etc my Betta, Bow is? And is there anything rare about him or unique? Thanks again!
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mine defiantly isn't tail bitten, is yours still in that wee container? If so I think that is why he is tail bitten because he hasn't enough room in the tank!
no he uses it as a porta potty , the lid is of and its sideways so he can play withit and its not so small the petsmart ones were kinda large that day

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Thanks! you do know your Bettas all right! Could you please determine what tail, body etc my Betta, Bow is? And is there anything rare about him or unique? Thanks again!
He is a common variety turquoise with red wash double tail. He has nice DT fins but comes with the typical DT deformities (wonky body type).

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He is a common variety turquoise with red wash double tail. He has nice DT fins but comes with the typical DT deformities (wonky body type).
Huge help! Many thanks, Ross
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just means you talk to Mr. V too much. :B

not that that's a bad thing at all. :V even i'm getting better at seeing flaws in finnage thanks to him. :B
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that's what I meant, your's is lighter on the body and those photos of my Bow don't do him justice! See when you look at yours, does he show up different shade of colours? Cause Bow certainly does! Some times he is a light green, next he could show purple haha!
lol :) Yes but mine is still a totally different color! Lude is pink, purple, green, blue

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just means you talk to Mr. V too much. :B

not that that's a bad thing at all. :V even i'm getting better at seeing flaws in finnage thanks to him. :B
No, it's because I'm secretly stowing him away in a large cage in a closet. DON'T HATE I'M GETTING A BIGGER ONE FOR HIM SOON, WITH A HEATER

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