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Old 02-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #11 
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What's a DBT? I googled it but I didn't get anything.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:23 PM   #12 
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Double tail. It would look like he has 2 back fins.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #13 
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The fish in my avatar is a double tail. Your new fish is so pretty, good for you for getting him out of there! I'd say he looks like a delta or super delta with some fin damage, maybe? Other than the possible fin damage, he seems healthy, especially for a rescue. Congratulations on your new fish!
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:09 PM   #14 
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He's a Double tail geno. Meaning a fish that carries the DBT gene but doesn't have a split tail. However they often have a dip int he middle of their fins like your boy.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #15 
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IMO he's a double tail with fused lobes. While he does seem to have a bit of fin damage that divide in the center of his caudal fin seems to say that he is a double tail. It's very uncommon for DT genos to have THAT huge of a dorsal.

He also looks really skinny. I would get him on some high protien foods like NLS grow if you can get it. I'll help him pack on the weight quicker.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #16 
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1f2f- I didn't even know those existed. Wow.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #17 
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Yep... bettas are wacky things :)

It's also possible for a betta's caudal, anal, and dorsal fin to fuse into one big fin but extremely rare. Sometimes you'll see fusing on the anal and caudal... especially in VT but usually it's just a small part and not the entire fin.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #18 
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He's really pretty, love his eyes. :) Thanks so much for rescuing a betta, I feel so bad for them. :( I'm sure he will do great in those conditions, he gets all the works, lucky little boy. :p
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #19 
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Wow everyone, thank you all SOOOO much for your comments! I am so new to this haha. This is a great community and I appreciate everyone's input. His tail is definitly symmetrical in two identical halves. DBT sounds good to me! I also think he is just months old. He measures around 1.1 inches in TOTAL length. He seems to love his nice big tank and heater, but he is so little I think I will wait a few days to turn on the filter.

I am just so stunned at how much I love this little guy. I have been a horse/dog person my whole life and always thought fish were the more impersonal pets you could own. But seeing the clear difference in how happy this little dude seems already makes my heart melt. He doesn't have a name yet, but I am sure his personality will continue to shine. Thanks again everyone!

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #20 
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He is most likely around 6 months old I would guess. Kind of hard to age Bettas without knowing their birth date.
He does have a DBTs dorsal for sure, that is what they are known for besides the two lobed tail.
He is stunning! I cannot believe no one bought him before you.
Good luck with your new best friend.

BTW, he does look pretty healthy from what I can see in those pictures. Maybe a little skinny but nothing tlc cannot fix. :)
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