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Old 09-29-2010, 07:11 PM   #1 
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Double Tail Care?

Kinda toying with the idea of getting a double tail mail since I have never had one.

Wondering, though, if they have any special care requirements? Also, how are they health/hardy wise? Any different than any other tail types?

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Old 09-29-2010, 07:37 PM   #2 
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Yes...feeding. Double tails have short stubby bodies and are prone to bloat problems. Don't feed him as much as a normal betta or as often.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:20 PM   #3 
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My DBT, Edmund, really isn't that different from other tail types. I know that DBTs are sensitive to bloat, but I've never had a problem with it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:28 PM   #4 
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Little rant:
DBT isn't a acronym for double tails...the real one is DT. Some get confused with DT as in double tail and delta..DeT is delta.

It dosen't really matter how you say it I just thought I'd post it.

Anyway, a inbred DT will be way shorter and stubbier than a fish from unrelated parents.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:34 PM   #5 
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I'm not sure if it's just my boys or not but they both don't have stubby bodies either. I have seen quite a few DTs with short bodies though.

Never had a prob with bloating either. But that's just my experience :) Not trying to be difficult.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #6 
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I've never had it either. But I only feed my fish every other day and every 2 days for my DTs...never have problems with my DTs.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:58 AM   #7 
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Thanks for all the responses & info, guys!

It's really a moot point now, though, since I found a blue Super Delta on AquaBid I have fallen in love with and have put a bid in on him. The auction ends tonight so wish me luck!!! :)

If I ever DO get a DT, however, I will be sure to feed him sparingly!
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:55 PM   #8 
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Thanks for all the responses & info, guys!

It's really a moot point now, though, since I found a blue Super Delta on AquaBid I have fallen in love with and have put a bid in on him. The auction ends tonight so wish me luck!!! :)

If I ever DO get a DT, however, I will be sure to feed him sparingly!
I see the one that you've got your eye on. I was reading through that seller's stuff the other day and I kind of frowned on the idea that his bettas haven't been raised on water conditioner and its NEW YORK water. >_>
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Rob has never had any bloating. I feed him as I do my other bettas.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #10 
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I see the one that you've got your eye on. I was reading through that seller's stuff the other day and I kind of frowned on the idea that his bettas haven't been raised on water conditioner and its NEW YORK water. >_>
I understand what you're saying, Ajones, but just think how TOUGH these guys must be!!! In addition, looking at the pictures of his bettas can you really disagree with the results?

In any event, I put the bid in on him & hope like heck I get him!!!
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