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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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okay, i want to adopt a betta on christmas, and i wanted to know whether i should choose a veiltail, crown tail, or halfmoon. thanks!

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 07:36 AM
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Welcome, and yay on a new betta!
In my opinion, the question would be "Am I prepared with everything I need?" :)
There are no major differences between any of the tails other then the looks- and when it comes to that, it's each person's preference. But there are slight differences to each:
CTs are slimmer in body and tend to bloat easier then the others if not fed appropriately. Halfmoons can be notorious for biting off their own fins, mainly due to the heavy drag (but tail biting is not exclusive- I have a veil that tail bites).
Veils are usually over bred and not bred for genes since they aren't as popular as the other fish. (Given time that will change, as now a lot of other tail types are becoming more available instead of the usual VT)
But other then those considerations, it really is up to you and which guy speaks to you when you look for one. I thought I wanted, needed a CT a few months back- so I went and got one. Ends up even though I really wanted one and found a great one- my fave continues to be my older Veiltail. Grumpy old Xander is just the basic blue on black, but I just love him and until he made a new girlfriend, Anya (>.<) I was his whole world and we created some form of a bond.
So in the end, it doesn't really matter the tail type, but who you fall for. Doesn't mean you won't have a preference, just wouldn't "plan" on a certain one until you see them all at the store :)

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, thanks.
i thought that there was some kind of really major difference.

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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Not really, other then the looks of the tails. But as far as personality, they are all individual.. and healthwise there isn't any major differences, or any illnesses that are more prone to one type over another. :) Which is great, allows us to be able to choose more freely without the worry.

Breeder so I have too many to count and too many named to list here!


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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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yay

yay!!
thanks a lot!

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 08:24 AM
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its your decision! Which do you think looks best? ;) Just pick out the cutest one that catches your eye! :3

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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i think the crown tails look the best

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 09:52 AM
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Veiltails are usually the cheaper option, followed by Crown Tails and then Half Moons. It also depends on how much you want to spend, but if you see a betta that you really like and you're sure to take good care of him/her (which I don't doubt), that's what matters. ;)

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, price isn't a problem for me

~Welcome to my family, Penny (a.k.a. old king cole)~
~My fish~
Prince of whales- red and blue veiltail
Penny/ Old King Cole- red halfmoon
They share a divided 10 gal. tank.
I got Prince from petsmart
and penny from the same store.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 10:18 AM
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I vote for crowntail. I love how they look when the flare up. I also love how their spikey fin float thru the water when they swim.



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Royal Blue Crown tail named Flushy von Royale.

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