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Old 03-27-2010, 02:10 PM   #11 
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I think he is a very cute fish. Maybe he had some kind of damage that caused it to fuse together or maybe he really wasn't a DT. Who knows? He is still really pretty and his tail is so long.

Oh I did a search and I guess he would be called a heart tail. That is when a double tail is fused partly and makes a heart shape. Or it could even be a fuse tail. lol Very interesting. Here is the link: http://www.bettaterritory.nl/BT-AABtailtypegenetics.htm go to the very bottom and it explains it. :) I hope this helps.

ANother link: http://watershed3.tripod.com/types.html



"Hearttail- Hearttail Bettas are actually a type of Double-tail.
They are Bettas with tails that are right in between true full Double-tails, and Fuse tails. The split of the double-tail is incomplete to the point where all there is a tiny split, like a notch in the tail to make it look much like a heart, hence the name Hearttail!! This is a rare "strain" or should I say (Double-tail) variation. Even though it is just a bad Double-tail, it is highly sought after and many people try to develop this but end up with true complete Double-tails." (http://members.fortunecity.com/markang/bettatypes.htm)

I guess it is pretty rare.

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Old 03-27-2010, 09:31 PM   #12 
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wow, interesting! thanks for the links! I feel bad for piglet because it seems that he has a hard time swimming due to the wait of his fins :( He doesn't swim as fluidly as he did when he was little. If there ever was a reason to bite a tail - he's got it! But of course, he is the only one with a big tail that I own that does not bite! Go figure!
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His big tail is beautiful... sorry to hear that it weighs him down though. Maybe he will get used to it evenually.
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