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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #1 
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RESULTS ARE IN! (Betta Show Contest)

Here are the contest results for the SHOW categories.

HALFMOON

MrVampire181
Class: Multi halfmoon
Age: 11 weeks
Type: Halfmoon, multi color
How I got this fish: Purchased from IBC Grand Champion Karen Mac Auley, grandfather was the blue Best Of Show male at the California show in March I
believe.




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
Well balanced young boy who has a lot of potential in the future. His dorsal/anal fin alignment could be improved in future generations. But his strong branching allows him to be an OHM at a early age. Nice long first dorsal ray and dorsal base. His anal fin slopes slightly near his caudal and could be improved. Nice full ventrals.
To start, Very nice breeder! Very nice broad dorsal. The Anal fin could use some work. He has a nice OHM caudal. Alignment is also very well developed, but could also use some work. He has Great potential and considering its from Karen, he has phenomenal genes.
Well this boy called to me when I saw him up for sale. He is an excellent example of a fish from the grand champion of the IBC Karen Mac Auley. His grandfather placed BOS this past season and no doubt carries some amazing genes. He carries well, has excellent body type, an aggressive attitude and wonderful coloring as a multicolor. His symmetry is nice as well. However, all this is overshadowed by some faults. Anal fins is too long. Dorsal too thin for my taste, and extended rays on anal and dorsal fin. His ventral fins are nice but short. Overall this male is excellent as a breeder but has some issues that take away his ability to show.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
To start, Very nice breeder! Very nice broad dorsal. The Anal fin could use some work. He has a nice OHM caudal. Alignment is also very well developed, but could also use some work. He has Great potential and considering its from Karen, he has phenomenal genes.


Tyler
Here's a halfmoon show betta for the Marble/Grizzle/Butterfly/Multicolor( Includes Bicolor) or
Metallics/Copper/Dragonscale categories, I guess he would fit into both. Which class would it be?



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy is not as balanced as the previous one, he could have a shorter anal fin and it slopes towards the caudal. His branching causes his fins to ruffle a bit but then again he is not fully flaring. His coloring seems to be uneven on the body and he has yellow wash in his fins although he is labeled as "MG". His dorsal flops over and show he has weak branching but he has a decent dorsal width base. His ventral's could be fuller.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
First Iíd like to say that the picture is a bit small, but I will make do. This male does not have a well symmetrical balance Dorsal is also rather narrow than wide as Ideal dorsals should be.

Joel Bettas
Age:4months.
Breed/coloration:green marble halfmoon.
How you wound up with this fish : i bred him.




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy is not flaring completely so it is difficult to judge him completely. But to start off he has a nice marble coloration that is a great green color! I like his dorsal very much, it stands upright and has a good dorsal base which aligns very well with his anal fin. He has a short first stubby ray so that will have to address in future generations. His anal fin could be shorter so his balance could be better. I cannot tell his complete caudal spread because he is not deporting very well, but he has nice long outer caudal rays but his corners could be sharper than what they are.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
This boyís fins have a nice symmetrical balance. The Dorsal is perfectly aligned with the caudal. The caudal looks to be a nice 180 degree when in full flare. His topline is also nice and he would make a good breeder. The anal fin is a bit long, but definitely not a big factor here as for faults.

KadenJames
Class: Show
Name: HMMM1
Age: Approx. 5 mos
Breed/coloration(s): HM, Marble
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): Importation from TtBetta




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy is very nice! I absolutely love his overall symmetry of his fins but his dorsal/anal alignment could be better. His ventral's are nice and short and match the rest of his finnage very well. A great "D" shaped caudal and clean cut finnage, a big plus. I love his long first dorsal ray but the width of the base could be improved. He has a nice rectangular shaped anal fin.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
REALLY nice boy you have here Kaden. He has great symmetrical balance and LOTS of potential as a breeder. As far as Faults I do see the edging of the fins are a little tattered. This doesnít look like this was all of his geneís fault though. He was possibly pulled out of the grow out late. The Caudal has a nice 180 degree spread that follows up with a really nicely aligned dorsal and anal fin. Also his fins could be a little sharper as the outer lining.

Name: HMMFM1
Age: Approx. 4 mos
Breed/colorations(s): HM, Marble
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): Imported from TtBetta



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
A very pretty female who has a lot of potential for future generations. A strong "D" shaped caudal but the edges could be sharper than what they are. A good dorsal with a long first ray, could have a wider dorsal base. Nice rectangular shaped anal fin that is level but it could he slightly shorter. Coloration could be more contrasting than what it is.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
She is a nice female I have to say. (Nice Pair). The Dorsal is not all too wide, but is very close to perfect. The caudal has a perfect 180 spread followed by an exceptional anal fin. The fins seem to line up nicely, but the anal fin has a bit of an uneven slope as for outerfin lining.

Risingapqh Sorry if the name isnt spelled correctly
Name: Spartan
Age: 4 months
Class: Show, HM
How did you wind up with this fish: Bought from Aquabid from Interbettas



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
The first boy has pretty nice overall balance although he has a few things that need to be address. His coloration is very messy, he looks to be a copper but has severe red wash, something that will not be easy to fix in just a single generation. Nice full ventrals but seem shorter than what they should be. He has some extra branching in his finnage causing his caudal to "ruffle" He has a nice long first ray but his dorsal base could be wider to make his anal/dorsal alignment be better. Nice body shape but his peduncle could be slightly wider to support his big finnage. His anal fin could be slightly shorter than what it is.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
This male is VERY finny. He has a few faults. They can be fixed with a nice shorter finned female, but will need a bit of work. He appears to be an OHM(Over Halfmoon). The dorsal is very wide and tall to align very good with the caudal. The symmetrical balance in this male is very good. Sadly he is a rosetail and if bred, should only be to help with branching and to a low branched female.

Name: Achilles
Age: 4.5 months
Class: Show, HM
How did you wind up with this fish: Bought from Interbettas



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
The second boy I like better than the first. He has better overall symmetry and less branching which makes his finnage look more clean cut. Nice long first ray in the dorsal but his dorsal base like the first one could be wider to make a better dorsal/anal alignment. He has a great shape to his body and a nice marble coloration going on in his finnage while his body has a good metallic color. Love his strong "D" shaped caudal but I cannot see his ventral's so I cannot give a critique for them.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
The symmetrical balance found on this male is PERFECT. I can see he has just perfect potential and alignment. The caudal has a great 180 spread and is also large. He is very finny, but itís not a fault here. The dorsal could be wider and the topline should be more straight. It does come to a spoonhead position, but can be fixed.
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Name: (If Applicable) umm.... Sal... Get it??? Salamander
Age: 3.5 months
CLASS: SHOW: Halfmoon/rosetail Male : Marble/Grizzle/Butterfly/Multicolor( Includes Bicolor?)
Salamander
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): thought he was pretty on AB. Ive always wanted to create a salamander line






Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
A nice salamander boy with lots of potential but he has a few things that need to be addressed. The first and most obvious being his anal fin is very long, it can be easy to fix though. His dorsal/anal fin alignment could use some more work and he has a short, stubby first ray in his dorsal. His dorsal fin could have a wider base to give the fish some better balance. He is a OHM which will pass well on to the fry for HM genes. He has nice, full ventral's that match the length of if his anal was level with his caudal.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
He is a very finny male as well. The Dorsal is nice. It could be wider, but not a big deal. The caudal is an over halfmoon. His topline is not very straight and his anal fin is too long. The Symmetry is not ideal.

Name: (If Applicable) splash... She was jumping around and a spazzy fish. Hence why I named her "splash"
Age: not sure... Guessing 3-4 months
CLASS: SHOW: Halfmoon female Marble/Grizzle/Butterfly/Multicolor( Includes Bicolor?) Salamander
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): thought she was pretty on AB. Ive always wanted to create a salamander line





Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
The girl is a dumbo so that throws off her symmetry somewhat. Even so, she is very balanced which is a big plus, especially in girls. I love her wide dorsal fin and long first ray, her anal fin is level and short which complements the male very well. Her caudal is a great "D" shape although it looks like the upper edge got nipped or something else. I give big props to this girl
Bettalover2033's Critique:
She has a nice symmetrical balance to her. She has a nice straight topline so will pair nicely with the male paired to her. The Caudal is the ideal D shape and 180 spread. She is a big ear and this is a fault. The anal fin is also not bad. It’s very nice for a HM female.

Indianabetta
Name:Ashtin Buchanan - fish named MR MOM
Age: 10 months
Breed/coloration(s): Halfmoon bi-color
How'd You Wound Up With this fish: purchased him and spawned him



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
A lovely male who has big finnage. He has a slight spoonhead but nothing I would be concerned about, otherwise he has a nice thick body that carries his fins very well. Speaking of fins, he is so nicely balanced! They make a awesome arc around all the fins but it looks like he has some weird branching in his caudal. He has balloon ventral's! Very nice a full but it may be the picture making them look a tad short. He has a stubby first ray in his dorsal but the width is very nice, he almost has a perfect dorsal/anal fin alignment. His coloration which I am guessing to be bi-color has some brown wash in the red, otherwise it contrasts very well!
Bettalover2033's Critique:
The fins align quite nice! His caudal is a great 180 spread. He is also an OHM. His dorsal fin is nice and wide. Very ideal anal fin length. The fin edging is not very nice. It looks a bit messy, but isn’t a bad factor in this case.

ThomasDog
Name: Here Comes the Sun (Sunny)
Age: ~2 before death
Breed/coloration(s): Halfmoon Female, Cambodian
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): Chard56 on Aquabid




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
I wanted to mention this but this girl needs more spread to be considered a "Halfmoon" female, her spread makes her a super delta at best. She has a nice spindle shaped body but her anal fin looks to be slightly long, that could be tightened up in the future. She seems to have a small dorsal base so that needs to be addressed. Her peduncle could be thicker to help support finnage in male offspring.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
This is a nice delta female. Sadly she would have placed better in a PET category. The dorsal is very small and the caudal is not a nice 180 spread. She is a Super delta and the anal fin is not the ideal length.

Name: Defender of the Halfmoon Bay (Sparta)
Age: ~6 3/4 months
CLASS: Halfmoon Male Red Color
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): NiceBettas from Thailand
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Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy is another nice boy but he has some common issues that will need to be addressed. He needs to be more balanced, his anal fin and his dorsal fin are too long to match his caudal. He has a good thick body but has a slight spoonhead which can easily be fixed. He has some extra branching so care should be taken not to introduce anymore branching to prevent Rosetails from forming. He has a nice even red color but has some iridescence which needs to be eliminated. Nice full ventral's that match his anal fin very well.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
I personally like this male very much.(Will not be bias to judging) He is an OHM and a very nice one. The fins align up nicely with little disturbance for circular line. His Dorsal is not very wide, but exceptional and not a big fault in. His anal fin is too long and his topline is not too straight either.

BeckyFish97
Name:Gandalf
Age:5.5(ish) months old
Class:Show halfmoon
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): Bought from Blimp33 on aquabid!]
Not sure if he actually qualifies as show standard...


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Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
I like the coloring of this boy very much, a rich white is so pleasing to look at. He has very good balance overall and even his anal/dorsal alignment is good. He could use a shorter anal fin but it is not terrible, I love his strong "D" shaped caudal with a sharp edge. A nice dorsal base but the first ray could be longer than what it is. His ventral's are the appropriate length but they could be fuller.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
He has a nice 180 degree caudal. His dorsal is very short and not very ideal. As well as the anal fin. It’s too long. The top line is not bad though.


BEST OF HALFMOON BOY: Indianabetta
BEST OF HALFMOON GIRL: KadenJames

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Please no one comment yet!!

I still have a bunch more for the other categories to go!

No one post any comments until i post the rest of the catgories. It keeps going over the character limit if i try to put them all in one!!

Just give me a second to get the rest please!

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Crowntails

LebronTheBetta
Name: Lebron
Age: Around 8 Months Old
Class: SHOW: CROWNTAIL
How We Met: Saved from Petsmart, had Fin Rot





Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy would require much improvement in order to be competitive in the CT class at a show. First off, he has a hunch-back which needs to be improved to make his topline smoother. His caudal requires more spread to make a 180, this can be difficult considering CT's must do it with minimal webbing and thick rays. His anal fin is slightly long and needs to be shortened. His dorsal has a stubby first ray which needs to be lengthened but because of hard water it is causing his rays to slightly curl thus making this dorsal flop over. His rays are evenly distributed and prevents it from looking messy. His ventral's match the length of his anal fin which is a plus.

TwilightStorm
Name: Flow
Age: 1 1/2-ish maybe getting closer to 2 or 3? (bought him on June 16, 2011)
Breed/coloration(s): Crowntail / Marble / Thai Flag / Monster / multi-color
Class: Show
How You Wound Up With this fish: Found him at Petsmart shoved in the back of the shelf.



I like this boy TwilightStorm really nice colors

Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
The first thing with this boy is that he needs a longer body, it is a little shorter than I would prefer on him. His branching is messy and is inconsistent throughout his fins and he has some balloon webbing going on in between his fins. He has a pretty good spread considering he is a crowntail. He has a pretty good dorsal/anal fin alignment and a long first ray in his dorsal. He has appropriate length for his ventral's although they could be a little fuller.

BEST OF CROWNTAILS: TwilightStorm
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HalfmoonPlakats

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Name: Starburst
Age: 7 months before she passed away
Breed/coloration(s): Halfmoon Plakat Marble
How'd You Wound Up With this fish: Purchased from Korwhord on Aquabid




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
A very colorful little girl! I love her marble pattern as it contrasts so well. She has a great spindle shaped body but because she is a HMPK I would prefer it to be a little thicker than what she is. Continuing on towards her dorsal if she was flaring it would probably align close to the caudal but it does have a stubby first ray which would need to be improved. I cannot critique her caudal spread because she is not flaring but I like how she seems to have nice sharp edges to them. Her anal fin is level although it looks to be a little long towards the caudal which would need to be shortened. A few minor things that could be addressed in future generations but a nice girl none the less.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
She has a nice topline. Itís very straight. The form isnít as well as it should be, but she is a really nice female regardless. The caudal doesnít seem to be at full flare so I cannot comment closely at that. The separations from the caudal and dorsal should be less of a gap meaning the dorsal could be wider. The caudal fin looks to be too small and doesnít seem to balance her as much as Iíd like. Her anal fin is okay, but extends too far long closest to the caudal and doesnít have a gradual slope. Her ventral fins are also very nice. They are equal length of the anal fin which is ideal. For a marble, her color is nice and rich as it should be. Overall, very nice female

Bettalover2033
Class: SHOW
Name: (Nicknamed Warrior)
Age: Approx. 7 Months Old
Tail Type/coloration:Red and Blue Marble HMPK(Halfmoon Plakat)
Sex: Female
How'd You Wound Up With this fish: Bought as a breeder from Karen (AKA)



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
Starting from the top this girl is lovely! She has a nice, thick body that is spindle shaped, although it looks to have a slight dip towards the head but that could be the angle. Her dorsal is shaped very nicely, it has a broad base that snaps open like a fan and has a long first ray which will help to cause the dorsal to lean over in male offspring. Her caudal has a nice "D" shape to it although it looks to be very slightly spade shaped, I would prefer the edges to be a little crisper. A nice level anal fin although it ends a little after the edge of the caudal. I love her contrasting marble pattern.

Name: (Not Applicable)
Age: Approx. 7 Months Old
Tail Type/coloration: Green Butterfly Dragon HMPK
Sex: Male
How'd You Wound Up With this fish: Bought as a breeder from Karen (AKA) Martinismommy



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy has a lot of good things going for him. He has a great body shape that is nice and thick with substance. He has the ideal ventral's that look like knives pointed backwards. His dorsal is nicely shaped although there is a stubby first ray that could be lengthened, it laps nicely with the caudal. Speaking of the caudal it is a great "D" shape with crisp edges although they are a little ruffled from extra branching. His anal is of good shape until it reaches the caudal where it could slope better and come to a sharp point. I would prefer him to have more red in his finnage than what he has to keep the marble consistent.

Class: Show
Age: unknown
Type: HMPK Copper Ges



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
I would consider this to be a plakat rather than a HMPK. He will need much improvement in order to be a serious competitor for a show. Starting with his body shape he has a slight spoonhead and needs to have more substance to him for being a HMPK. His dorsal does not "snap open" like a fan and he has short, stubby first rays in the dorsal which prevents it from leaning forward. His caudal does not have enough spread to be a 180 and become a HMPK. Also the edges are very rounded and need to be more sharp. His anal fin has a pretty good shape to it with it coming to a point. He is clamping his ventral's so it is difficult to judge them. He is a pretty nice bicolor but he has come brown wash going into his fins which could be improved to improve the yellow.

Class: Show
Age: 7 months old
Type: HMPK SUPER RED FEMALE



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This girl is not flaring so it is difficult to accurately critique her caudal and overall symmetry. For her body she has a nice, thick body which has a good shape to it although I think her length is a little long. Her dorsal base should be slightly wider to compensate for her long body and it needs to have a longer first ray. She has pretty sharp caudal edges for a girl but because she is not flaring I cannot see as to if it has the appropriate "D" shape. Her anal fin has a good level shape to it and ends in a nice point. I really like her dark red coloring which seems to have little iridescence but the pigment is lacking on the face.

Class: show
Age: 7 months old
Type: HMPK SUPER RED MALE



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
It is difficult to give an accurate judgment due to him being in a bag and he is not flaring as well. He has a nice thick body that carries a lot of substance but he looks to have a slight spoonhead. His dorsal needs to "snap open" more like a fan and it needs to lean forward with a longer first ray. His caudal looks to be slightly spade shaped but he is not flaring so it is difficult to judge his spread. His edges could be crisper. His anal fin has a nice shape to it with it ending in a nice point, I cannot judge his ventral's because he has them clamped. I like his dark red color, it does not seem to have iridescence in finnage which is a big plus.
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Class: Show
Name: HMPKSBM1
Age: Approx. 3.5 mos
Breed/coloration(s): HMPK, Superblack
How'd You Wound Up With this fish(es): Importation from Korwhord





Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
What a nice thick body on this boy! Although it seems to be a little short bodied and he has a spoonhead. The dorsal on this boy has a great, wide base and snaps open like a fan. I would prefer it to have a longer first ray so it could lean forward better. His caudal has a great "D" shape to it with crisp edges and his finnage is clean cut. His anal fin slopes a little dramatically towards his caudal and it could end in a cleaner point. His ventral's could be a little more shapely to make them look more like knives and slightly longer to fit his anal fin. He has a great dark black color, there is little blue iridescence only in his caudal which is a big plus.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
To start off, his top line is not so good. It comes too far to a spoon head. His thick body is a really good trait to have. He has a fantastic dorsal fin. Itís very wide and is ideal in HMPKís. The caudal has a nice 180 degree spread. However, the caudal looks to be too rounded. The caudal and anal fins should be sharper. The anal fin has an exaggerated slope. His ventral fins are the ideal shape, but could be just a tad longer. He has a really great dark black color as they should be.

Really nice Competition!
MrVampire

Number: B1-2F
Age: 3 1/2 Months
Class: HMPK female
How I obtained this fish: Bred her. She's so nice that other IBC breeder are sending me fish to breed her with lol. However she is only second to her sister



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This is a very nice girl! I love her thick body that fits her finnage very well. Although she is not flaring for her full potential you can get the general shape of her symmetry. Her dorsal has a nice, long first ray but I would prefer the base to be slightly longer to match her caudal. Her caudal has very sharp edges which is a big plus in girls but because she is not flaring I cannot get her full flare in perspective. Her anal fin is level and very shapely. I love her metallic bicolor which will look good in her offspring.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
For her age her fins are acceptable. Her caudal should have a wider spread. (Taking into consideration she is still growing) The topline is not as straight as the other two HMPKís. The dorsal is too small and could be wider as well to fill in the gap. The anal fin could be longer, but this is from her nice thick bodied as well.

Titolatino1970
Name el guapo
Age: 8months
Breed/coloration(s): red blue giant hmpkpk i believe
How'd You Wound Up With this fish bought him from dgb evilvog: *



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
I really like this HMPK giant, he has a great, thick body which is important in a giant. The only think I do not like his is topline which has a slight hump near the head and then slopes to dramatically in the face, I would prefer that to be smoother. He has a great dorsal which snaps open like a fan with a pretty good first ray. His caudal is spade shaped which will need to be improved in future generations, it also needs crisper edges than what it has. He has an awesome anal fin, it sharpens to a point very nicely and leans forwards towards the head of the fish. He has nice knife-shaped ventral's. His coloring could be improved with reducing blue wash and black scaling he has on his body.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
I like this male. I have a pair of siblings as well. He has a nice, thick body which is ideal for giants. One thing that bothers me most is I donít really like his topline. It has a small curve closest to the head. It also slopes pretty far near his head. I would prefer that to be smoother. He has a really nice dorsal fin that opens fully. His caudal has a spaded shape to it that sould be improved and eliminated. The caudal also needs crisper edges. He has a perfect anal fin that slopes down the way it should very nice! It is really nicely sharp and curves closely to his head. The ventrals are also really nice. They extend nicely not to long and not too short. He is a good contender for a breeder!



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Doubletails


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Name: Marshall
Age: 3 1/2 Months
Class: SHOW: DOUBLE TAIL
How We Met: Imported From Thailand




Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This is my own fish so I will be judging myself pretty harshly. Overall this boy has great symmetry with all of his lapping together very nicely. He has a nice, thick body but it is short and needs to be improved in future generations. A great dorsal/anal fin alignment with his dorsal base being wide but his first ray needing improvement in length. He has a strong "D" shaped caudal even has a halfmoon with a 180 sharp caudal edge and even lobes. His anal fin is just a smidgen long but it has a great shape and points forward, his finnage is very clean cut. He has small ventral's which could be longer and fuller. He has a pretty good butterfly pattern with only slight blue wash into the white.
Bettalover2033's Critique:
This is a really nice boy She has!. Overall this boy has really nice symmetrical balance for a HMDT. He seems to have a very nice thickened body. He also is just a bit short bodied as well. He has a nice anal fin that is even in symmetry that aligns really nicely with his other fins. His even lobes are just fantastic and very ideal with HMDT’s. The anal fin is really well in length. Just a tad longer than the caudal. His butterfly patter has a few streaks, but they aren’t too bad considering the rest are really well put together.

Luwanie
Name: Ego
Age: ~10 months
Breed/coloration(s): Doubletail/Pink-Orange...not sure what qualifies one as "show" or "pet"
How'd You Wound Up With this fish: Local pet store after having to dismantle my saltwater aquarium due to inability to take it to college. A betta and small tank is easy to transport a few miles!



Critique

Sincerely's Critique:
This boy is nice as well. He has a long body even for a DT but his topline slopes a little bumpy towards his head. He has a good dorsal but it is a little long and does not match up with his caudal very well, the first few rays are stumpy. He is not flaring so it is difficult to determine if he has a 180 or if he is a SD. He has nice, even lobes. His anal fin is longer than what I would prefer and it should be slightly shorter. His ventral's are nice and long but I would prefer them to be slightly fuller. He has a good orange color to them but it could be darker to reach the "pumpkin" coloring that is preferred in orange boys, he also has a slight iridescence to his fins.
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He has a really nice long body which is needed for bettas in general, but his topline drops a bit towards his head. This is present in HMDT’s much more often so this will need to be imporved in future generations. His dorsal seems to be taller than his other fins. It doesn’t quite look symmetrically balanced. He isn’t at full flare so I cant comment on that. He has nice, even lobes. His anal fin is too long for my liking. It should be a bit shorter. His ventral's look to be a good length, but are really skinny and should look “thicker” to fit his other fins.

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Final results for show categories!!

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Best of Halfmoon: Indianabetta's Ashtin Buchanan - fish named MR MOM
Best of Crowntail: TwilightStorm's Flow
Best of Halfmoon Plakat: Bettalover2033's BadBoy
Best of Doubletails: Sincerely's Marshall


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Best of Halfmoon: KadenJames's HMMFM1
Best of Crowntail: NO CROWNTAIL FEMALES ENTERED
Best of Halfmoon Plakat: Bettalover2033's Warrior
Best of Doubletails: NO DOUBLETAIL FEMALES ENTERED
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now you all may comment and post what you would like while i work on the pet category winners list!

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