I'll explain how different tails have different care needs. I'll be covering:
- Plakats/Plakat halfmoons/Round tails
- And Crowntails
Veiltails are the most common and hardy Bettas. They are hardy enough that they can
survive in smaller conditions than most
other tails. They can also stand dirty conditions for longer. Even though they can survive bad conditions for longer than say, a Halfmoon*, doesn't mean they should. It's best to have at least a 2.5 gallon tank with regular water changes. Veiltails also have the 2nd most "tough" tails of the tails I'm covering that are harder to rip or tear. Their tails grow back the fastest, too.
Plakats/Plakat halfmoons/Round tails:
These are the Bettas with short fins and a rounded tail. They're probably the fastest Bettas, too. Because their tails and fins are so short, they have the toughest fins that are hardest to break. They're kinda average with the care level, and like all the tails should be given the right habitat.
Probably one of the most popular tails of the tails I'm listing, it's also the most delicate. Halfmoons demand the best water conditions and the most room possible, so if you are a beginner it would probably be best to start off with one of the hardier tails that are easier to take care of.
Another tail common in petstores. They are those Bettas with the spikey tails. Some say that these Bettas are the most aggressive because their tail isn't too heavy. Some Crowntails have a halfmoon shape to their fins, but others do not.
All the tail types, whether I covered them or not, need good care. At least 2.5 gallons of water, regular waterchanges, and a proper feeding scedule. There are other posts to tell you how to take care of Bettas on this forum.
If I'm wrong on some of this information (And I probably am
) Feel free to correct me!