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Old 08-16-2009, 12:01 AM   #1 
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Okay, how do I tell...

what kind of betta's there are? I've seen all these names "veiltales" and "crowntails" but have no idea what they look like. How many different kinds are there?? How do I tell what my betta is (or was since he died =[ )??
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:08 AM   #2 
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Yours was likely a veiltail, as these are most common and generally cheaper than the others.

The other types I've heard about thus far include halfmoon tail, delta tail, crowntail, double tail, and king beta. All of the names more or less describe the appearance of the tail fin.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:31 AM   #3 
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Check this page out: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bett...ilfinforms.php
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #4 
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Thanks =] that site helped a ton
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #5 
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:02 PM   #6 
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There are so many types of tails out there.

Plakat: The natural fin type of wild bettas. This tail is short and just enough to keep the fish swimming.

Veil tail: The shape the tail takes when it is genetically mutated. This tail is very long and droopy.

Spade tail: a varitation of the veil tail. It dosen't droop as much and forms the shape of a spade.

Delta tail: This tail has a spread of 90-120 degrees.

Super Delta: This tail has a spread of 120-170 degrees.

Halfmoon: This tail has a spread of 180 degrees, no more.

Over Halfmoon: The same as a halfmoon except with a spread of 190-220 degrees.

Half sun: A combtail or crowntail with a 180 degree spread.

Combtail: A delta or super delta spread with small fringes on the end.

Crowntail: A delta or super delta with nice long fringes on the end.

Double tail: A tail that is split in two with nice even lobes.

Halfmoon plakat: a plakat tail with a 180 degree spread.

*King Betta* this isn't a tail type. This is a fighter fish (from fighting genes, and has some betta smaragdina in it) is very large. Sometimes getting up to 3 1/2 inches. It has a plakat tail.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #7 
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Oh here's pics:

Over halfmoon.

Halfmoon


Crowntail


Doubletail
Delta tail


Halfmoon plakat
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #8 
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this was very very helpful to me too :D
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #9 
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I love bettas because there is so much veriety lol I know I spelled that wrong
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