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Old 02-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #1 
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Delta Tail or HalfMoon ?

I purchased this male a few days ago from PetCo. His container says he is a Delta but could he be a half moon?

I am not very good at spotting tail types and these are the best pictures I could get of him while flaring





Yes, he is currently housed in a large jar. Quarantine until I know he has nothing wrong with him and until I set up my ten gallon as well as separating it!
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:24 PM   #2 
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The pictures didn't post
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:50 PM   #3 
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The pictures don't show up. You can try uploading them to imgur instead.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:57 PM   #4 
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Sorry about that!!




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Old 02-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #5 
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Looks like a HM to me. Gorgeous blue marble!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #6 
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Looks like a HM to me. Gorgeous blue marble!
Thank you :) That means if he is a HM I paid half price
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #7 
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The only difference between a halfmoon and a delta is how wide his tail spreads. If when he flares his tail makes a perfect "D" shape, then he's a halfmoon. If it doesn't quite reach 180*, he's a delta and if he goes over, he's an over-halfmoon. It's hard to tell since your photo is at an angle, but it looks to me like he might be a delta. He's gorgeous no matter what his tail type is!
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:52 AM   #8 
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Fine-looking young DeT. He's close enough to a HM that you could probably flare/exercise him into spreading those last few degrees.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #9 
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It is a little more than just getting up to 180 degree's technically. With real HM's you want the ray's at the edges to go straight out and then start the D shape. DeT does not go straight out and their first ray's at the edges of the tail tend to curve towards the end of the tail much like your boy does here. You could possibly get him up to 180 degree's but he will still technically be a Super DeT because of the rounded edges if this all makes sense to you :) He is quite beautiful though! Looks like he's going to be doing some coloring up on you soon!
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Yeah, Lil is right, But he's got good alignment, a nice topline, straight rays (mostly), strong peduncle, lovely coloration. Beautiful fish.
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