ok, thinking for the future when I want to buy another boy, there are many things to consider, what style and tail type? Now I have to say I love the halfmoons and my current guy is a halfmoon. But having said that when you buy a halfmoon, you generally are going on pictures of them showing off those fabulous fins of theirs. Now when we get them in our tanks they have to deal with slight water movement, if filtered. (I will always go filtered) and ornaments and plants. Now over my time of owning bettas many a halfmoon, as darted round his new tank and torn or damaged one or more of his beautiful fins, now they do generally heal but they never really heal quite the same as before. Plus my current guy doesn't display anyway, he's healthy though he never has been much of a displayer, and when he does that is usually when he would damage a fin, despite my best efforts of checking everything for sharp edges, cutting and filing any edges points away.
Now since coming to this forum I have noticed many here own plakat tail types, and I just wanted to now how to they fare up in a pet tank environment. Do they cope better with filter movement? How do you find they cope with keeping their fins intact with ornaments, plants and such?
Do they tend to look more like they do in their sale's pictures, having a shorter tail do they tend to display them more frequent?
Do they heal better if they get damaged?