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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Lyretail?

I was at the pet store and I snuck a peak at the bettas. At this particular store there is a piece of paper outlining the cost of each tail type. Like Veiltail=$6.99, Half Moon=$24.99 etc.

Then it said Lyretail. I've never heard of that before! What do they look like? I've looked online, but I just can't seem to find the right answer!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:03 PM
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Well since a lyre=


I'm guessing it means like this:

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It's either a sub-set of double tail or the european way of describing a double tail, that's my guess:
http://www.tropicalfish-scotland.com/fish.cfm?pid=1493
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I was trying to find one in the jars, but I couldn't really tell since most of them were clamped.

It sort of looks like a puffed out VT to me.

On an unrelated note, I wish HMs weren't so darn expensive! I'd love one!

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It's either a sub-set of double tail or the european way of describing a double tail, that's my guess:
http://www.tropicalfish-scotland.com/fish.cfm?pid=1493
Interesting. I do live in Montreal, so it might have been a weird French translation. But, I don't know.

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Oh, Montreal! It probably was a mistranslation or interpretation of the breed. Its probably that store's name for the Delta tail. I see it kind of like how PetSmart calls double tails twin tails instead and how they call any plakat a "dragonscale" without knowing what that term actually means.

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What I was thinking.. shape is of a delta.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:58 AM
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I've only seen lyre tails on mollies and some wild species (sorry can't find the pictures/forgot where I saw them - to me they look more like guirami than betta)

Here's an example of a lyre tail molly.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 03:41 AM
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lyretails are just another fancy name some pet stores put on bettas to make more money. 8I closest thing to a true lyretail i've seen was a female with damage to her tail. that probably healed back up.
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i see many double tails labeled as lyre tails. it may be a regular DT or a HMDT but lyretail is the general term they use. they might also apply that to deltas but im not 100% sure.

@Solaris: the $25 for a HM sounds much like a price Safari pet store usually advertises. you can get HM at lower prices at most Nature pet stores. i know the Safari in Lasalle has $25 HM, not sure if it carries over to other safari stores.

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