Howdy! I have been raising fish my whole life. I bred Bettas, Cambodian Veiltails, back in the 70s, quite successfully for 3 generations. I also bred many others species, mostly African and South American Cichlids.
I was given my nephew's Betta (not yet pictured) last fall and was bit by the bug again. I tried to hold myself back and did for a few months.
But I walked into a ma and pop tropical fish shop in Houston (2 hours from our farm so I try to go to the fish store when I am in the city) and found a bunch of bags hanging on hooks with Bettas in them so of course I bought one.
I saw this beautiful Crowntail mixed in with VT or whatever. He looked too special to leave behind (they are all special). He won my heart so here he is. Please critique. I am new to Crowntails, they had not appeared back when I raised Bettas in the past so I don't know too much about them. Also, he is red with a bluecast to his body. Does that make him less "valuable"...just trying to learn. Sorry about the pic quality, I was using the wrong setting on my camera. I will try again later....Diane
This is "Firebird"!