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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Betta "types"

I have noticed on the threads you talk about different types or styles of Bettas. I am confused. Is there a thread that explains each one? How do I know what mine is? Is there a common style that the stores usually sell and rare ones that can only come from a breeder? Here is a picture of our male.
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Lilly - pretty white female. She was the smallest betta I have ever seen at PetSmart. Barely an inch long!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 12:09 PM
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Here's the thread that explains all the different tail and color types!
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29868
Your mail is a veil tail, the most common tail type (and my personal favorite).
Crowntail is probably the second most common, the rest can be hard to find if you don't have a breeder or a pet store near you that sells all the types. Petco and Petsmart sell almost all of the tail types =)

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Daisy- Mustard Gas (black and yellow) veil tail female
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Thank you very much. I don't know how I missed that thread. I have two females also. Are they hard to identify? They all seem to look the same,
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Its hard to see the tails in this pic. But the one on the left looks like a CT I think. the one on the right looks like either VT or CT but her tail isn't spread out to see. Hope this helps!

Edit to add: Actually the one on the left is possibly VT. Can you get a picture where there tails show up a little better?

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I will guess they are both the same kind. This picture was taken just after I rescued them so they were still stressed. Their usual colours are blue with touches of red on their fins.

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Lilly - pretty white female. She was the smallest betta I have ever seen at PetSmart. Barely an inch long!
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Female crown tails are the easiest to distinguish, they have itty bitty little "spikes" that stick out on their fins. If you got them from a pet store, and they don't have the obvious spikes, then they are probably veiltails =)

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Sullivan- Orange rose tail halfmoon male
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Female crown tails are the easiest to distinguish, they have itty bitty little "spikes" that stick out on their fins. If you got them from a pet store, and they don't have the obvious spikes, then they are probably veiltails =)
true. I think I've only seen Veiltails and Crowntail females at the stores

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My Harmonia is a deltatail. I got her from Feeder's Supply. They sell a lot of deltas. I've never even seen a crowntail girl in person. The crowntail boys don't really look right to me, but the girls are cute. :3

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My Harmonia is a deltatail. I got her from Feeder's Supply. They sell a lot of deltas. I've never even seen a crowntail girl in person. The crowntail boys don't really look right to me, but the girls are cute. :3
Aww my 3 CT boys look good to me! I have 2 CT girls too and they're so cute!

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Ah! I'm so sorry, mjoy and mjoy's 3 CT boys. Tell them I deeply regret hurting their feelings. Lol. :p

It's just that the rays extend past the webbing. It makes them look like spiders or extraterrestrial beings or something, imo. Lol. >.<

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