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Old 07-18-2009, 10:28 PM   #1 
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Did I buy a betta imbellis?

Please forgive me if this is in the wrong section; it is my first post on the forums.

I love the "plakat" look (short tail) that some betta have. A small business in my area specializing in tropical and marine fish order in betta directly from breeders in Singapore and thailand. Because of that, they get all sorts of betta variations. I bought one that caught my eye. It was a solid blue colour with a black head (typical colouring) but it had short fins and looked like a plakat.

The reason I think he is an Imbellis (peaceful betta) is because he does not attack anything or flare up often. He lives in a 25 gallon aquarium with a bunch of community fish. I added a crown tail into the tank out of curiousity, and the short fin did not mind in the least. The CT flared and became aggressive at him, but the short fin didn't do a thing. The CT has of course been removed and put back into his own 5 gallon tank.

Any thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:29 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. Can you post a picture of your betta? My book says that imbellis are blue-black with red pelvic fins and the longest rays of the anal fin are red. The tail has a broad red band and a thin black band. The gill covers have 2 blue or green bars.The males have longer fins than females. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:19 AM   #3 
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I would post a picture, but the quality of my camera is useless, sadly.

Yeah, the colouring was what made me post this question, as my betta is solid blue with a black head. He has a very peaceful personality, and does not care about anything in the tank, nor other betta. Maybe he is just different? =p
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:03 AM   #4 
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You could google betta imbellis to see a picture of what one looks like.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:13 PM   #5 
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Imbellis:

Natural

inbred



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Old 07-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #6 
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Thanks for posting the pics, MrVampire.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:31 PM   #7 
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