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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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I give up trying to figure out his tail type! (Please help!)

So...I have never really been sure what tail type my Aurora is. There was no label on him when I got him six months ago--so they sold him to me for $3.99. The more I try to guess tail type, the more it drives me nuts! I would absolutely love if someone on here might be able to tell me. I keep waffling between a Halfmoon or Delta. I always assumed Halfmoon...but now I'm not so sure. Thanks in advance! (sorry for poor pictures. He never stays still long enough).

Now: (Pay no mind to the chunk in his tail missing. He started tail-biting. Gerr!)





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He looks like a delta to me. Flaring photo?
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A halfmoon Betta would have a 100 degree caudal spread when flared. Which it looks like this Betta cannot do. It is either a delta or super delta depending on how close it gets t the 100 degree caudal spread

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He isn't a roundtail?

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I would have to agree and say that he is a beautiful Delta/Super Delta.

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He looks like a delta to me. Flaring photo?
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The third pic is the most I have ever been able to get him to flare. He is such a sweetheart that he never flares. I have yet to get his gills to flare out...and show me his beard. Won't even flare to a reflection. Odd, no?

Thanks all for the input! I was thinking delta... because, as Mo mentioned, not seeing a full spread.

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Definitely a delta IMO, he's gorgeous!

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the input! Mystery solved! Now me and my mom can stop waffling back and forth on what we think he is. O.o

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Hamlet -Bi-Color Delta male (SIP)
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A halfmoon Betta would have a 100 degree caudal spread when flared. Which it looks like this Betta cannot do. It is either a delta or super delta depending on how close it gets t the 100 degree caudal spread
Only 100? I thought it's 180 degrees, lol. That fish is prolly around 100-120 degrees.
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