Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 
bettaboytroy
Member
 
bettaboytroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
What color/Tail type would be a good match for this female?

I would like to breed this female.
What tail type is she? I think she was labeled as Veiltail. Looks spade shaped.
I don't think I have a suitable male for her right now. What do you guys think would be a good male to look for? For example: Color, Tail type, other features.
Attached Images
 
bettaboytroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #2 
tpocicat
Member
 
tpocicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fresno, Ca
She's a veil tail. You can tell by the double rays in her tail. Lovely color.
tpocicat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #3 
bettaboytroy
Member
 
bettaboytroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by tpocicat View Post
She's a veil tail. You can tell by the double rays in her tail. Lovely color.
Thank you! So by double rays you mean how the "vein" in the tail forks? Is this unique to Veiltails. I'm just really interested right now in identifications of tail types and colors. I guess it comes from my other hobby birdwatching. I think I've been keeping fish for just under 2 years. I've been birdwatching for a long time.
bettaboytroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #4 
tpocicat
Member
 
tpocicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fresno, Ca
Usually, veil tails have 2 rays, deltas have around 3-5, and half moons have as many as 16! After that you have rose tails with an overabundance of rays. Hope this helps.
tpocicat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 01:53 AM   #5 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Personally I prefer solid colors (one color on body and fins). So I would pair her to an (as solid as you can find) irid color.

If you want to lengthen your HM fins, you can pair her to a rose tail or a massive ray HM. Then work your way to return offspring to a HM form.
indjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #6 
teeneythebetta
Member
 
teeneythebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
She is very beautiful, but more so as a pet fish.

Veil tails are basically the "mutt" of the fish world. They truly aren't worth breeding. Pet store bettas also have an unknown background. Meaning there's no telling what the fry will look like...
It will be difficult to get homes for all the fry, especially when most don't want veil tails because they are common...

There are lots of stickies in the breeding section, lots of info! :D

She is a gorgeous girl, my betta is an orange female veil tail. She is a very pretty girl, but she isn't worth breeding. :)
teeneythebetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ID - color and tail type? sarap Betta Pictures 3 08-11-2012 11:51 PM
Color and tail type genes? Kelly0727 Breeding Betta Fish 5 01-09-2012 12:05 AM
Tail and color type? abbeh15 Betta Pictures 12 04-18-2011 05:44 PM
Personality of tail type or color? christina Betta Chat 7 04-09-2011 09:45 PM
What color and tail type? kirby13580 Betta Pictures 4 07-07-2010 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.