Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Creating a Useful Guide for Betta Types and Lingo
Hello there betta lovers, old and new!
I have been browsing the forums and noticed something almost shocking: There seems to be no terms list for new or learning betta owners. So I though it would be fun to create our own dictionary so that our members can easily find what we mean when we say things like VT, dragon scale, HMPK, etc. I have searched the internet and can't seem to find an easy list with all the definitions, so why not make our own?
Here are the definitions that I got from Wikipedia (feel free to add, alter, or contribute in any way!):
Boxtyzard: full moon shape with red flairs
Combtail: less extended version of the crown tail, derived from breeding crown and veil tails
Crowntail aka CT: highly frilled or jagged rays, extended spiny rays, also called fringetail
Delta tail: tail span is less than half-moon with sharp edges
Double-tail aka DT: the tail fin is split into two lobes and the dorsal fin is significantly elongated
Fantail: a rounded delta tail
Half-moon aka HM: large tail fin that forms a 180-degree or larger circle segment
Halfsun: Combtail with anal fin going 180 degrees, like a halfmoon
Plakat aka PK: Short-finned fighting style
Rosetail: halfmoon with so much finnage that it overlaps and looks like a rose
Veiltail aka VT: non-symmetrical tail, only two rays
I know I am missing a lot such as salamander, dragon scale, big ear, etc. I don't know enough about these to give a proper definition, so feel free to add definitions to the list and I'll edit them in here. Small pictures too, I guess, if its hard to understand without.
I hope this helps everybody out. :)