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Old 06-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #1 
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Help ID my betta?

I got Mushu from a nearby Petco after decided to nab the healthiest betta I could find. The store treats all of its animals pretty dang good for a chain. All the times I've gone there the tanks and cages have been clean. With that being the case I had quite the selection of decently healthy fish. I saw this guy and automatically fell for him. I could watch his fins shimmer from red to purple to blue and back for longer than I probably should.

Anyway, he was labeled as a Halfmoon, but I know there are more details/specifics to it then that and would like to know what he is. Anyone have a clue.







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Old 06-21-2013, 11:17 PM   #2 
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Colour looks like a multicoloured. He has dragon scaling (thick opaque scales). I cannot tell you if he is a halfmoon or not without a picture of him flaring though. Basically, a halfmoon is a betta whose tail reaches a 180 degree spread in full flare.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #3 
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yeah, you can't tell unless you can get him to flare, so if you ever do, maybe post some pics up?
Really beautiful betta! Great buy.
Also, if he isn't a halfmoon, he is probably a super delta.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #4 
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yeah, you can't tell unless you can get him to flare, so if you ever do, maybe post some pics up?
Really beautiful betta! Great buy.
Also, if he isn't a halfmoon, he is probably a super delta.
Thanks, I couldn't believe that Petco had a guy like this. I actually got him when I returned another one.




He didn't swim around the middle or top much. Maybe it was just his personal preference, but I wanted an upper tank guy since I have 3 oto cats in there too.


Mush get's along great with the cats, doesn't flare at them or anything.


I'll go see if I can get him to flare. He's in a .5 gallon QT right now since I think he has fin rot. If so, it seems mild so far.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:50 PM   #5 
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Thanks, I couldn't believe that Petco had a guy like this. I actually got him when I returned another one.




He didn't swim around the middle or top much. Maybe it was just his personal preference, but I wanted an upper tank guy since I have 3 oto cats in there too.


Mush get's along great with the cats, doesn't flare at them or anything.


I'll go see if I can get him to flare. He's in a .5 gallon QT right now since I think he has fin rot. If so, it seems mild so far.
That's also a pretty betta! My bettas never swim around the whole tank when I first introduce them. IT takes them a while, so maybe your betta was just shy? But it's good to hear Mushu gets along well with the kitties!

And okay, post us pics when you can! Maybe try putting a tiny mirror next to him?
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That's also a pretty betta! My bettas never swim around the whole tank when I first introduce them. IT takes them a while, so maybe your betta was just shy? But it's good to hear Mushu gets along well with the kitties!

And okay, post us pics when you can! Maybe try putting a tiny mirror next to him?
Already have a betta mirror and that's what I did. He ignored it for a while and then when he saw it he always flared with his caudal fin on the opposite side of the dorsal from me.

I got one somewhat decent one.

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you have a very beautiful half moon!
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you have a very beautiful half moon!
sweet

so, multicolored dragonscaled halfmoon
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #9 
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He is beautiful. I love the name (for some strange reason, my sister calls me Mushu too!)
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What a gorgeous fish!
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