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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Curious as to my bettas "type"

I got a female about a year ago, and i've been wondering as to it's fin type, the tail looks like a spade, but im not betta expert haha. the cup i bought her in from petsmart just said "female betta" any classifications would be appreciated :)

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 03:49 AM
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She's a veil tail, you can tell by the elongated fins shape :)

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 04:21 AM
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She's a Spadetail betta. Female Veiltail bettas are short and rounded.

female veiltail:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le...2rwfo1_400.jpg

female spadetail:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...v8Tfn_ele3Mpgg

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Actually no, she's not a spade tail. She's a VT. Both pics you posted are VT, just one has longer fins. VT females IME tend to get longer fins as they get older and some just tend to have longer fins in general.

A spade tail really isn't a tail type it's a different formation of a VT or PK tail, the fish is still a VT but with a broad caudal base that comes to a point. As you can see in both the OPs pic and the pic you listed both long finned females do not have a broad caudal base.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 12:01 PM
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She's a pretty little VT, and +1 to 1fish2fish.


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She's a cambodian VT right? I have a cambodian girl but her tail is much shorter. I bought her in August and her body has gotten longer/thicker but her tail isn't getting long though.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 12:04 PM
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I've always considered a Spade tail to be a different form of Veil tail, like the difference between a Double tail and a Double Veil tail. They are the same, but different.

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To really be considered a unique and separate tail type it should breed true, "spade tails" don't breed true, at least that I know of.

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I also thought that since they are shown in the "Betta Tails & Colors list" here on the sight that they would be considered their own type.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 12:50 PM
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She's sooooo cute, you're lucky to have a female with such long finnage =D Definitely a veil-tail, her tail isn't even enough or pointy enough to be a true spade. I like her little face, it looks like she's sticking her nose in the air XD

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