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Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #1 
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Betta breed?

Hi I an new to the forum. I just got a Betta this past Sunday. I was told he is a Dumbo Betta. I think his tail looks a little funny. I will post a picture can anyone tell me more about him? It's not a great picture I will try to take a better one. I can't tell if he is a Dumbo Plakat or a halfmoon it looks like his tail isn't done growing. Any Betta Savy people out there who have any idea. Thank you!

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #2 
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Definitely a dumbo betta. From the pic it looks like a dumbo halfmoon. Does not appear to be a plakat to me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #3 
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Can you post a pic of him flared and he definitely is EE :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #4 
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He hasn't flared yet. Is there a way I can get him too? I am also assuming he is a young guy because his tail isn't that big. That was why I thought he might be Plakat because his tail isn't that big. I can't even really tell what color he is. I am so new to this. I only ever had the standard Betta before.

Thanks again everyone.
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A new pic would help, but he is definatly a ee and probably not a pla kat.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #6 
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Have you tried putting a mirror in front of him( on the outside of the tank) :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #7 
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1. He's beautiful!! Congrats!

2. You should see some clear re-growth within 3-4 days if the water is kept clean and his diet is high in protein.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #8 
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I tried to get a better picture and I tried a mirror. He is hiding behind the filter right now. It doesn't look like his tail can flare anymore then it is. I honestly have no idea. He seems to honestly be much better then he was in the pet store. He seems to be getting a lot more color.

Do young Bettas have small tails like that? I am nervous something is wrong with it. That is partly why I am confused at to what kind he is. The pet store didn't honestly seem to know anything else about him. :(
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #9 
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Leave him alone and let him settle into his new home. It looks like his tail is damaged. This happens with halfmoon tails a lot. Caused by dirty water (a common pet store phenomenon) and nipping (bc in a larger tank with a filter they find it hard to swim). I would say its the former in your case since you bought him with a short tail.

No problem as long as the water is kept really clean.

Pet stores with a high turnover get and sell bettas at about 4 months of age. Their tails are not 100% grown in but you get an idea for the shape. Your bettas tail is not uniform or even on the edge.. It almost looks a bit crowntail-ish. So this will grow in.
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