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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Crossbred betta?

Is it possible to have a crossbred betta?

Reason I'm asking is because Dumbledore looks like a Spadetail, but has a long dorsal like a Veiltail. He doesn't hold still long enough for a picture, but I have one that isn't terribly blurry.



So, what kind of fish do I have?! I always thought he was a veil, but when I read the sticky about different tail types his tail doesn't hang down as far as VT. Maybe he just isn't grown up yet?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:47 PM
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It is possible to have a Cross-bred Betta. Your Betta seems to be a Veiltail to me. Spadetails have a much wider Caudal Fin than Veiltails.

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he is not a crossbred. a crossbred is when you breed a splenden to a imbellis (i don't think i spelled that right)
it's a finnage of a splenden, am not sure. Spades aren't they just deformations of the veiltail? correct me if am wrong am not fully sure about it

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Spade was just listed in the sticky in Betta Care forum, I don't really know. And of course I got to looking at my fish and wondering what he really was. Walmart just names them all "Male betta" but 99.9% of them are VTs, although you can't really tell due to all their fins half rotted off anyway :(.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 02:26 PM
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All pet bettas are Betta splendens.

There's over 70 known species of the betta genus. And more being discovered.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 02:35 PM
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That is a veil tail.

I believe there are three varieties of the veiltail (as yet known), common veiltail, spade tail, round tail.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 03:19 PM
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Eh no. Those are all separate. VT, spade, and round are different. Round tails are pretty much deltas.

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