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Old 01-02-2013, 05:12 AM   #1 
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What type of betta is mine?

Can anyone help me to specify what type of betta i have pls. Some say its a HM but some say its a SDT/DT so im confused.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:20 AM   #2 
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My second betta. The red one above is aggresive and flares most of the time which is fun and exciting to watch compared to the second one which is more laidback and chilled. Both are in healthy condition but i have yet to see the second betta to flare fully.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #3 
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The second one definitely looks delta, the first looks halfmoon. It's a bit wonky, I don't know if it's just the photo /angle but yeah looks halfmoon because of the caudal spread. But the picture is still confusing me hahah his tail looks like it's tail on top of a tail.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:36 AM   #4 
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The 2nd, even though he's not flared looks more like a Delta, HMs usually carry their tails around a little differently.

Easiest way to tell a HM when you see one is their tail makes a perfect D shape and when it's flared with all the other fins there's no gaps between fins and they all overlap slightly.

Here is a HM:




Super Delta:




Delta:






I hope that helps a bit :)


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Your first boy looks like a SDT as the tail doesn't quite make that D shape and doesn't quite tough the anal fin correctly.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #5 
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Sorry, n00b here D: again shoot sorry I messed you up, yeah that's what was looking wonky ^ xD

What's an SDT?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #6 
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The second one definitely looks delta, the first looks halfmoon. It's a bit wonky, I don't know if it's just the photo /angle but yeah looks halfmoon because of the caudal spread. But the picture is still confusing me hahah his tail looks like it's tail on top of a tail.
Thanks for your reply..yeah its the quality of the pic ill take a better pic in white light later on. it doesn't have a double tail but once it flares fully its a full 180. i have yet to see my delta to flare as i just got it yesterday. i have another thread in "Betta chat" but no replies and theres more pics in there.

btw you betta looks beautiful :)
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:57 AM   #7 
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The 2nd, even though he's not flared looks more like a Delta, HMs usually carry their tails around a little differently.

Easiest way to tell a HM when you see one is their tail makes a perfect D shape and when it's flared with all the other fins there's no gaps between fins and they all overlap slightly.

Your first boy looks like a SDT as the tail doesn't quite make that D shape and doesn't quite tough the anal fin correctly.
Thank you for you reply, you really helped me clearly now with those pics. my opinion now my 1st betta looks more of SDT now and my 2nd DT. I knw SDT does flare up to 180 just like HM which mine does but their anal fins not as flary as HM.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:12 AM   #8 
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Sorry, n00b here D: again shoot sorry I messed you up, yeah that's what was looking wonky ^ xD

What's an SDT?
SDT = super delta tail
DT = delta tail

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #9 
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What variety do I have?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #10 
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What variety do I have?
Looks like the tail type is Veiltail (VT)
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