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Old 03-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #1 
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Combtail?

I just got my new betta yesterday, it is a delta tail. but, when i look closely at its fin and tail, it has sort of spiked edges? could it possibly be a combtail betta?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #2 
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it could possibly be a combtail. the combtail trait can affect a betta whos parents dont have the combtail trait. it is a genetic trait that can affect any betta. so its either a combtail delta or he just has damaged fins.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #3 
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he hasnt done any tail biting or anything. and the store just restocked their bettas yesterday, and i took him. so, hopefully he is a combtail :) looks cool to me XD
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #4 
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Location: Canada, eh?
He could have a bit of CT or CMT in him, but otherwise his fins look pretty normal to me... if his fins look something like this (or neater) up close, he is most likely a combtail... but if some rays are just growing out a bit farther than the others, very, very subtley, then he most likely isn't... IMO. Sorry for the big pic.

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #5 
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they actually look like your's up close. except the split isnt as big :P all the tail is even and stuff, nothin growin out....
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:26 PM   #6 
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he is not a combtail. There are a lot of bettas with very slight web reduction between the rays, I do believe combtail's reductions are much more drastic.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #7 
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oh, ok :) just curious.......
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #8 
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a spidery webbish-ness to fins is common in halfmoon/delta, if you look at my Sherbert's pic you'll see he not only seems to have that spikey edge but also has a very delicate membrane between them.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #9 
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oh, ok :) thats pretty cool...
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #10 
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This is a comb tail.
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