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Old 12-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #1 
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Betta that looks like a Minnow??

hello my sister bred betta fish in early 2011 the last fry that she had is now right next to me in a small bowl he/she has grown very slowly and is now 9 months old and looks like a pure white minnow fish not a betta at all. if you would like a picture i will post one. but it looks just like a minnow but it is not. we never owned a minnow...
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #2 
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A picture would be nice :) Otherwise you may have a female, or one that is a little deformed.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #3 
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Minnow isn't very descriptive. Minnows are just small members of the carp family (which is like a thousand different species). Do you just mean small without long fins? I second the picture motion.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #4 
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Pics for sure. Could be a runt PK, that could look quite a bit like a minnow. Several of the wild bettas look like average wild fish (minnows etc.).
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:50 PM   #5 
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wild bettas look similar to minnows, in shape and sometimes color :) a pic will be needed
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:53 PM   #6 
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i had a grey veil who looked like a long-finned minnow at first. he was so pale and small. still small, but not so minnow-like anymore. :v pics would be nice, though.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:26 AM   #7 
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Pictures

here is the betta fish:



and here is a minnow i pulled off of google:
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:59 AM   #8 
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Woah, that's weird o_O I have absolutely no explanation for this, haha.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:00 PM   #9 
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Aww lookit the little baby!

The anal and tail definitely do not look like a betta. Somehow your sister ended up with another baby fish.

If you can take a closer picture just to be sure- so we can see the anal fin, would be nice. But if the tail has that < curve in it, and the anal fin isn't elongated the length of the bottom, as well as lack of camo stripes- then I would have to agree, it's not a baby betta. But that is just my opinion..
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:29 PM   #10 
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I really don't think that is a betta at all. The fins and body shape don't look right. I would ask your sister for more information or show her the photo comparison.
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