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RussellTheShihTzu
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He could be a Halfmoon (HM), Over Halfmoon (OHM) or a Delta (DeT). Unless a Betta is at full flare it is difficult to distinguish the fine points which separate the three.

A Halfmoon has a perfect D-shape from anal fin to dorsal. Caudal has a 180 degree spread.

Over Halfmoon is just that...an exaggerated HM with more than a 180 degree spread.

The caudal of the Delta and Super Delta do not reach 180 degrees.

Here is the Forum's tutorial on fish-in cycling. A cycled tank means there is nitrifying bacteria established which keeps the aquarium water safe for the fish.
https://www.bettafish.com/30-betta-f...-tutorial.html

Take lots of photos of Parkey! He looks to be a marble or have the marble gene and what he is today may not be what he is next month.

My 60-Year Aquarium and 53-Year Betta Addictions
https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...addiction.html

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