Originally Posted by jeremywadejunior
Thank you so much! What is the difference between a super delta and a halfmoon? And how can butterfly pattern be identified?
a super delta is the same variety of betta as a halfmoon, but whereas a HM's tail will spread a full 180 degrees or more when flared, a SDeT will fall somewhere between 150-179. anything less would be considered a delta tail.
butterflying is when the fins are one solid color near the body, but a lighter color (usually white, off-white or clear) on the outer half of their length. yours is an imperfect butterfly because his dorsal is a solid color from base to tip, while the rest of his fins exhibit butterfly patterning.