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Old 11-23-2011, 07:19 AM   #1 
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Question!

okay, i want to adopt a betta on christmas, and i wanted to know whether i should choose a veiltail, crown tail, or halfmoon. thanks!
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:36 AM   #2 
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Welcome, and yay on a new betta!
In my opinion, the question would be "Am I prepared with everything I need?" :)
There are no major differences between any of the tails other then the looks- and when it comes to that, it's each person's preference. But there are slight differences to each:
CTs are slimmer in body and tend to bloat easier then the others if not fed appropriately. Halfmoons can be notorious for biting off their own fins, mainly due to the heavy drag (but tail biting is not exclusive- I have a veil that tail bites).
Veils are usually over bred and not bred for genes since they aren't as popular as the other fish. (Given time that will change, as now a lot of other tail types are becoming more available instead of the usual VT)
But other then those considerations, it really is up to you and which guy speaks to you when you look for one. I thought I wanted, needed a CT a few months back- so I went and got one. Ends up even though I really wanted one and found a great one- my fave continues to be my older Veiltail. Grumpy old Xander is just the basic blue on black, but I just love him and until he made a new girlfriend, Anya (>.<) I was his whole world and we created some form of a bond.
So in the end, it doesn't really matter the tail type, but who you fall for. Doesn't mean you won't have a preference, just wouldn't "plan" on a certain one until you see them all at the store :)
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #3 
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Oh, thanks.
i thought that there was some kind of really major difference.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:42 AM   #4 
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Not really, other then the looks of the tails. But as far as personality, they are all individual.. and healthwise there isn't any major differences, or any illnesses that are more prone to one type over another. :) Which is great, allows us to be able to choose more freely without the worry.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #5 
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yay

yay!!
thanks a lot!
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:24 AM   #6 
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its your decision! Which do you think looks best? ;) Just pick out the cutest one that catches your eye! :3
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #7 
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i think the crown tails look the best
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #8 
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Veiltails are usually the cheaper option, followed by Crown Tails and then Half Moons. It also depends on how much you want to spend, but if you see a betta that you really like and you're sure to take good care of him/her (which I don't doubt), that's what matters. ;)
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:06 AM   #9 
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yeah, price isn't a problem for me
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #10 
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I vote for crowntail. I love how they look when the flare up. I also love how their spikey fin float thru the water when they swim.
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