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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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combtail or crowntail?

this is my beautiful betta baby....i thought it is a crowntail and bought it from a pet shop but after 2weeks it's fins are growing like a comb tail..pls help me what is my betta...

i love its color, thats why i bought it though it is sick at the time of purchase..(ammonia poisoning)..now it is cured..
and dont forget to guess its age if possible.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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Do his rays split again at the end? He might be a combtail or a single ray crowntail. Also, no one can ever be sure of the age of pet store bettas, but I would guess somewhere around 4-6 months for him? Don't take my word on it though. I would ask someone who breeds bettas, as they would know the growth rate of the fry.

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Thank u very much..and can he get 180degrees caudal fin..
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Yes his rays split again I can see them...
what it would be...
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If it splits again, then he's a crowntail. The 180 caudal fin ... if each tip reaches a point where it makes a full 180 means that he's actually a halfsun. Here's what a halfsun looks like for crowntails.


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CT's can also have 4 rays, the ray count doesn't matter as much to whether it is a halfsun or a regular CT. It's the reduction of the webbing that matters. What you posted Kiara is actually a regular CT

Here's two articles about CT: http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=943
and the Combtail/Halfsun: http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...articleid=1482

To be considered halfsun it needs to have more than 50% webbing and needs to hit the 180 degree spread when flared. Combtail just needs to have more than 50% webbing as was stated but can be any type as far as Delta or Veil.

So in conclusion, he looks like a regular CT to me.

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http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1370883470

http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1370883622

Kiara Pls open there links you can see the recent pics of my Betta...
now pls conclude what my Betta is...

thank u both kiara and Lilnaugrim...
I'm a beginner in Bettas...don't know exactly much information about Bettas..
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My bad. Anyways, I'd say that he is a crowntail.

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Thank u dear... :)
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I'd also say crowntail. If you can get better pics it might help to have him flare at something.
Combtails are not really a type moreso than a mutt variant between VT and CT. And they're harder to regulate and predict. I bought my combtail with a full CoT spread and then he grew and now it's completely different but still blended like combtails should be. Basically, you'll mostly see the spikes are shorter and ill formed.

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