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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Is my betta fish a Veiltail or spade tail?

Hey, this is my first fish and wanted to know if he is a veil tail or a spade tail betta fish? thanks

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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If you got him from a petstore he's probably a VT. There's been some controversy over if the spade tail is a real fin type.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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oh i see, thanks. yea the sticker said veiltail but my friend said it looks like a spade tail. Just wondering because the pet store mixes up the labels sometimes too
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:33 PM
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yes its a veiltail, tanks a little small - you may wanna get something larger & a heater.....

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he is pretty try to get a pic of him flaring if you could we could tell better get a little mirror and put it against the tank he will think it is another betta so he will flare for territory

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 05:33 PM
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Definitely a veiltail. The tank does look like it's small and lacking a heater. He'd probably be much happier in 2.5 gallons or larger, with a heater to keep the tank 75-80 degrees farenheit. (;
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 07:26 PM
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Male Salamander x Violet VT approx 11 months-1.9 years old. Also if i were you i would expand his tank.. He has potential to be a very pretty fish.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:37 PM
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Spades are shorter finned, PK types. You're boy is a very cute VT

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:49 PM
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I agree with a VT, he's a pretty one at that too! As everyone has said, his tank is a bit on the small side. He would really like a larger tank for swimming, and it would be less work on you with water changes. If you went 1g or bigger, you would need to do water changes twice a week. In that tank, I would say 4 changes a week minimum. That's pretty darn stressful on owner and fish :) But yeah, welcome to the forum and congrats!


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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 01:13 PM
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Not everybody can front up afford a larger tank. With regular cleaning (like 2x a week) the fish should be fine. Granted, betta are tropical fish and a heater should be priority. If you're concerned he might not have enough room now, remove the spongebob thing. But congrats on your fishie! He's beautiful!

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