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Old 06-24-2012, 01:14 AM   #1 
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Behavioral differences of different types of bettas?

Wass just wondering if we could come up with a list of differences of keeping different types of bettas. I know there aren't any huge differences; I just wanted to see if there were little things that different types are known for. For example, plakats don't have as much trouble with fin rot, have a harder time actually tail biting, and aren't bothered as much by flow/current. Any others? I would love to know.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:17 AM   #2 
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Crowntails are prone to fin curling in hard water and their rays are also weaker.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #3 
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From my experience, Delta tails seem to have issues with fin splitting. Wish I could figure out what it is, though.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:47 AM   #4 
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My crowntail seems to be less bothered by his filter than my large halfmoon (?) (thought he was a VT, but looked at the ID type post, and he doesn't fit the VT category...that's just what his cup said in the store) boy. I don't know if it's because he has less fin to get caught in the current, or if it's just because he's quite a bit smaller. I'm looking forward to seeing how he handles it as he grows larger. :)
Interesting post, looking forward to seeing what others have to say!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #5 
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Thanks guys! This is exactly what I was looking for
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #6 
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I've only ever kept a VT, but he is prone to fin rot if the water is a little too cold or dirty. Luckily, I got him in conditions where that won't happen now.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #7 
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My red veiltails have the most 'personality'. Absolutely hilarious, I love them. I think being prone to fin rot (even in good water..) has a lot to do with crappy unselective breeding x being too long in bad store conditions. My female VT has been a bundle of vibrant health and charm.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #8 
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Wink Come to think of it, the different colors do seem to make a difference...

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My red veiltails have the most 'personality'. Absolutely hilarious, I love them. I think being prone to fin rot (even in good water..) has a lot to do with crappy unselective breeding x being too long in bad store conditions. My female VT has been a bundle of vibrant health and charm.

Come to think of it, I believe I've had the same experience...The red ones do seem feistier than the other colors...with next being blue, and the creamy/multicolored ones seeming to be the most laid back and relaxed. Never had green/yellow/purple/etc, so I can't vouch for those. :)

I always had VT's before, so I'm not much help on the different types, but I believe that
Aus is right about the colors. :)
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #9 
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this thread sounds like fish stereoytyping, LOL.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #10 
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My crowntails seem to be less friendly than my other fish. I've had 2 who were absolutely standoffish and swim away from me in a huff. Lol
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