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Old 01-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #1 
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Fuse Tails

(This is more of a "fin" type question than a breeding question but I figured this would be the right place to post it)

Alright, so I've had my fish Malcolm for a few month's now(almost a year) and I've always known there was something a little "off" about his tail but I never actually gave it any thought until earlier today. I got him to flare and I mean flare! The most energy I've ever seen in him and I got a good look at it.
It looks like he's got a seam running the length of his tail, from the base to the tip. When I first got him I simply thought it was an injury healing but after months and months I'm finally some what certain that he is in fact a "fuse" tail...but what does this mean "exactly". What is a "fuse" tail genetically speaking? O.o
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #2 
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IT sounds to me like it was a wound that was trying to heal and it healed wrong.

One of my fish had that happen and I thought my VT was a DT.

Put up a picture and we should be able to tell for sure!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #3 
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please show pics of the guy sounds interesting, but sorry he didn't heal right :(
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #4 
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I would have to see a picture.

Fuse tails come from DT's, but the two halves fused togther(much like say when an animal is born with it's fingers fused together). If you bred him you wouldlikely get a normal spawn with some DT's.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #5 
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Yeah, I was also thinking this but I don't know, there's just something very specific about it. I will try to get a photo up but it might take a little bit (plus my albums practically full and I'm having a little trouble letting some of the photos go XD )
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Does your album hold a picture of him? Also i think the unique trait could be from a deformity.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #7 
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It is considered a fault or deformity. But with people wanting what's "rare" whether it's healthy or not, they get sold.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #8 
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If you're speaking about the boy in your avatar, then you have a double tail betta.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #9 
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No, that's my boy Jiro, he passed away about a month ago, probably one of the most beautiful betta's I ever owned. Malcolm's just you average crown(dt), at first I though that "maybe" he was a fuse tail but I suppose it would be a little odd for a fish to be a Ct , dt , and a DT at the same time O.o

He does have a large dorsal fin though which hints at DT genes buuuuttt after doing a little more research I'm certain its just where his tail split and it healed weird.

Thanks for the help guys, I still might post a pic of him if I ever get a decent shot of him that is...(he's not the most photogenic )
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I think I know what your talking about.

He would be a DT but his tail looks like a DT but his caudal's lobes "healed" and made it look almost like a flower that you would draw with the lobes almost NO division.

Very hard to explain if you ask me. This is how the male would look as an adult, with almost NO lobes.

Kind of looking like this:


I know this is a DT fry that will grow to have lobes but I think this is what you mean.

I tried to explain it but it is really hard!
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