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Old 08-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #1 
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Fluffy

My first fish! Fluffy, the Crowntail Betta:


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Old 08-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #2 
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Well, I'm pretty sure he's not a crowntail, but he sure is pretty!
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #3 
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Why do you say that he's not a Crowntail?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #4 
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Not a crowntail. Probably a halfmoon or a delta tail.
I love his colours though.
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I'm still not sure why you're saying he's not a crowntail. It might be hard to see in the photos because the ends of his fins are almost clear, but he does have significantly reduced webbing, particularly on his tail fin.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #6 
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His anal fin is what tells me he's not a crowntail. He might be a combtail or a halfsun, but he's not a full blooded CT. Sonas, my avatar, is a CT. Maybe if you got a picture of him flaring? If we could see all of his fins clearly, then we could say whether he was or was not a CT. From what I can see in the photos you have, he's not a true CT
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #7 
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So is the nomenclature similar to dog/cat breeds, i.e. you call it a Ragdoll or Maine Coon only if it's a purebred animal? What does one call "mutt" bettas? I got him at Petsmart so I'm under no illusions that his parents were carefully or selectively bred

I tried getting another shot, but only have my phone on me right now and he's much too quick for that.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #8 
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His fins might just be growing in still. Sometimes their fins grow back funny after they've had rot.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #9 
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There are some names for "mutt" breeds. A combtail can be a mix of a crowntail and just about any other "full" finned betta. There's just slightly reduced webbing, not nearly to the extent of a CT. Halfsuns are a cross between halfmoons and CT's. That link Olympia left shows all of those. No matter what he is, my comment still stands that he is beautiful :D
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #10 
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I'm no expert but he looks like my delta tail. His tail has been stunted somehow through biting or fin rot, it will grow in! He's a beauty
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