I have seen a few of these fish lately not up close but on the net and I was just wondering how would you breed for them (does that make sense? lol)
The fish that I got off ebay a few months ago and the new one that I am getting this week are all spawn from a long finned mother but none of the female spawn have long fins, is there a reason for this?
Wow, she is extremely full finned. Looks like a rosetail.
What male did you use? When you breed rosetail to rosetail, you get a fuller, more ruffled tail, but it tends to come in quite a bit shorter depending on how extreme the rosetail effect is. Also, a female with that degree of length is a bit of an oddity--I have been seeing more length in female fins these days, but most are on the short side.
Wow...that is a female...she is awesome, I have never seen a female like that, I have some pretty long finned females but nothing even close to her finage....I would almost have to see eggs drop from her to believe that it is a she....LOL......
Did she come from a local dealer in the UK?
No, he shipped her in from Thailand along with the copper/red male.
I know I didn't believe she was a female either, she looks close to the new male betta I'm getting lol I did'n't even know long finned females existed other than a plakat lol and now obviously I want one lol
Contrary to popular belief, feather tails and rose tails ARE Halfmoon bettas (unless their spread doesn't reach 180* in which case they would be Deltas). They just have deformed rays and are bred for the deformity.
You would have to do a lot of selective breeding to get a long finned female like that. They are out there but most don't have quite such full tails.