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Old 06-23-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 
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Talking Lyre Tails!

Does anyone else have a lyre tail? If so, post a picture! I've barely seen any other than my own little boy and I'd like to see what others look like(:

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #2 
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A double tail? I had one awhile back, looked a lot like yours actually.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:27 PM   #3 
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I was actually told by someone else in a different thread that he's a lyretail and that doubletails don't have a gap between the two caudal fins
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #4 
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Location: Canada, eh?
They do indeed. Lyretails are completely different, and look like this (couldn't find an actual pic of a betta, they're quite rare)-




Double-tails have a lobed tail, like your boy.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:30 PM   #5 
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Ehh.... he's just a doubletail. I don't know what the person your getting your info from is thinking XD
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:44 PM   #6 
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....224#post709224

bettalover2033 says so.
and animallover4lyfe a page back.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:46 PM   #7 
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http://www.tropicalfish-scotland.com...495/1_bi.jpg?2

this is also labeled as a lyretail for sale online at

http://www.tropicalfish-scotland.com/fish.cfm?pid=1495
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:47 PM   #8 
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but i'll accept that there's no real way to know unless someone is a breeder because i've been told it's a lyretail, but other websites label them as double tails.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #9 
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I have to say, I'm pretty sure he's a DBT. Look at the photo of the lyretail molly, and look at your boy. Maybe there's a kind of doubletail people like to call lyretail but it's definitely a different phenotype and the mollies called it first I'm afraid. :P

He's really gorgeous, though. I've seen fish like him selling for 40$ on aquabid. :)

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Old 06-23-2011, 05:22 PM   #10 
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That is a doubletail-two lobes that mirror each other...not a lyretail (the molly pic is a good example).....I breed lots of doubletails for that awesome wide dorsal fin and twin lobes......
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