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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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How big is your Betta?

I thought it would be fun to compare Betta sizes. Here's mine.
My Male Betta (sequin) is 3 inches from nose to the end of his caudal. He is 3/4 of an inch from the widest point from his belly to his back.

My female, Aurora, is 1 1/4 inches from nose to the end of the caudal. She is 1/4 of an inch from the biggest point from her belly to her back.

I realize this thread is EXTREMLY random, but I'm bored, so what the heck? LOL

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 03:48 PM
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How do you measure your fish?

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Blackish body with turqoise and red-orange tail Male CT Betta - Suicune

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How do you measure your fish?
I put a ruler up to the side of the tank, and then tapped lightly on one side of the tank so they would line up properly with the ruler. It distracts them, so they aren't bending and inspecting the ruler.

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I'm pretty sure my boys aren't tame enough to do that hahah

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Bright orange Male VT Betta - Buckethead
Blackish body with turqoise and red-orange tail Male CT Betta - Suicune

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I'm pretty sure my boys aren't tame enough to do that hahah
It wasn't easy. He kept moving, so I had to move the ruler with him. LOL. My female was more easily distracted.

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Anona is my biggest Betta. I've measured her to be at least four inches from nose to tail. My smallest fish is Wave, who is easily an inch long in body length. My biggest male is Quicksilver who is almost 2.5 inches.

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If I didn't count the tails, my female would only be 1 inch, and my male would only be 2 inches. But BOY, is Sequin big from belly to back. He's nearly the size of my thumb!

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I REALLY want to measure Neon right now... But I can't find a ruler )=

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2010, 05:34 PM
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Neptune is 2 1/4 inches and Jennifer is about 1 3/4 inches.
I started keeping a growth chart for Neptune when I got him, hoping that the growth would be noticable enough to measure. It was, so when I got Jennifer, I started keeping one for her too.
It's kind of fun.

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Neptune is 2 1/4 inches and Jennifer is about 1 3/4 inches.
I started keeping a growth chart for Neptune when I got him, hoping that the growth would be noticable enough to measure. It was, so when I got Jennifer, I started keeping one for her too.
It's kind of fun.
I don't think my Betta has grown any since I got him. He was quite large when I rescued him from Wal Mart. My girl, however, probably will grow quite a bit, although I really hope she doesn't. I like how tiny she is. She almost looks like a large tadpole. LOL

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