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Old 02-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #11 
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1+^ he looks like one of darkmoon's betta's
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #12 
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I love the white Bettas! He's amazing, congrats
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #13 
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Thank you everyone! I'm putting him a QT tank for now before I add him to the divided 5g. Can't wait though!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #14 
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:D He is beautiful, and definately has white dragon scaling.

Dragon scales are colored scales that look thicker (almost like a second layer of scales) then normal scales. If you look at his face, he is almost completely masked (meaning his face is the same color as his body. Normal bettas typically have darker heads than bodies), but around his nose area the dragon scaling stops.

The dragon scale plakats and halfmoon plakats you see at Petsmart and such are just halmooon and regular plakats (short fins) with dragon scaling.

Your boy looks to be either a dragon scaled super delta or a halfmoon if he were to flare. If you can get him to flare, then you'll be able to tell if he is a halfmoon or not. Halfmoons will stretch 180*s so the tails look like a 'D'. Super deltas are typically close to halfmoons, but not quite there. Deltas are sort of like "<" when they flare.

He looks young (his tail isn't as long as it will be when he's fully grown), so if he is a super delta and you want to make him a halfmoon, I would advise flaring him for about 2-5 minutes a day (Just stick a mirror outside his QT tank). When he flares, the webbing of his fins will slowly stretch out. :) . If you reeeaaaaally want him to be a halmoon, I would suggest keeping him out of the divided tank until his tail has stretched as wide as you want him to go, because typically once added to divided tanks, bettas flare like crazy for the first week or two and typically tear/rip/blow their fins. After those two weeks they become relatively desensitized and don't flare as much as when they did while in their own tank (as such you'd have a harder time getting him to flare and stretch out his fins)
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #15 
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wow, he looks amazing. I would say he is a delta yes, but need to see a flare as well. Looks like a a dragon too perhaps, shorter fins and bigger scales. If his fins are more clear looking he could be a cellophane i believe.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #16 
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:D He is beautiful, and definately has white dragon scaling.

Dragon scales are colored scales that look thicker (almost like a second layer of scales) then normal scales. If you look at his face, he is almost completely masked (meaning his face is the same color as his body. Normal bettas typically have darker heads than bodies), but around his nose area the dragon scaling stops.

The dragon scale plakats and halfmoon plakats you see at Petsmart and such are just halmooon and regular plakats (short fins) with dragon scaling.

Your boy looks to be either a dragon scaled super delta or a halfmoon if he were to flare. If you can get him to flare, then you'll be able to tell if he is a halfmoon or not. Halfmoons will stretch 180*s so the tails look like a 'D'. Super deltas are typically close to halfmoons, but not quite there. Deltas are sort of like "<" when they flare.

He looks young (his tail isn't as long as it will be when he's fully grown), so if he is a super delta and you want to make him a halfmoon, I would advise flaring him for about 2-5 minutes a day (Just stick a mirror outside his QT tank). When he flares, the webbing of his fins will slowly stretch out. :) . If you reeeaaaaally want him to be a halmoon, I would suggest keeping him out of the divided tank until his tail has stretched as wide as you want him to go, because typically once added to divided tanks, bettas flare like crazy for the first week or two and typically tear/rip/blow their fins. After those two weeks they become relatively desensitized and don't flare as much as when they did while in their own tank (as such you'd have a harder time getting him to flare and stretch out his fins)
WOW. Thank you! All this time I thought deltas were higher than halfmoons, guess I was wrong!

I'm gonna try holding him to a mirror now and testing that out. Thanks! I think I'll leave him as a delta, though. :)
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #17 
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wow, thanks for all the info JK. Good to know for reference and in confirming what i thought.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #18 
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If you can get a good shot of him flaring that will be the best for determining tail type, but from what you posted he looks delta tailed to me! Very nice find! Congrats!
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #19 
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D; He's beautiful! I love white bettas! <3 I'd loved to see him flaring.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #20 
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He's a beautiful fish! I had no idea that there were white dragons! He's adorable! Good luck with him!
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