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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone please help me out with Bow, my Betta?

So I know he is a he and that. I would just love to know what tail he is, what type of body he is etc etc...
I have attached photos of him, he is like turquoise, reddish, blueish and slight shades of purple on him as well! he has loads of colours:)
Thanks in advance, will love to hear from all of you's soon, Ross!
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Here everyone, here is some more photos I have taken.

Hope these help, Ross
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Well he's obviously some type of double tail, but I'm new at this as well so I can't say anything more than that. Very beautiful!

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Well he's obviously some type of double tail, but I'm new at this as well so I can't say anything more than that. Very beautiful!
thanks very much! the pictures don't show it but he actually has three tails its weird haha.
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Three tails? As far as I know there aren't any bettas with three tails. Is there a picture where I could get a better look at that? It might be a split, which is not good (not to worry you, I just want to make sure what it is).

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I would guess he's a turquoise DT with red wash? Mr.Vampire would know best :)

Also he appears to be bottom-sitting in every single photo? Is there a heater for him? Usually they bottom sit if they're cold :D

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Three tails? As far as I know there aren't any bettas with three tails. Is there a picture where I could get a better look at that? It might be a split, which is not good (not to worry you, I just want to make sure what it is).
tri-tails are an extremely rare variation of doubletails. i've only HEARD about them, they're that rare. it'd doubtful that anything you get from a pet store would be a tri-tail. x:

it sounds more like a split that hasn't healed. :V
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:O split tail?

thanks guys for your help so far, and could you please ask mr vampire to have a wee look over this post for me? and here is a picture as best as i could get of his three tails.
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Triple (is it 1 p or 2?) tail betta exist but they are rare. It's a deformity of the double tail. Here's a photo of a great one, usually they aren't so even;
http://www.aquabid.com/uploads/fwbettashm1124534114.jpg

However, the roughness along the edges of your guys fins make it seem like it's damaged, hopefully with good care it should start growing back soon. :)

~just saw the photo, are you sure that isn't the dorsal or anal fin, with just 2 tails?
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From that picture, the upper tail looks split, but it is still hard to see. Is that what he looked like when you got him? If not, do you have sharp decorations? How big is your tank and as bahamut285 said do you have a heater?

And thanks for that picture, I had no idea they existed!

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