2 New Female Bettas

  1. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    Rescued 2 more females from pet supplies plus. I cant tell what kind of tails they are though. Ill try to get better pictures, but can you tell anything from these pics? Do you think anything is wrong just by looking at them?
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  2. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    The blue one might be a little clamped but not bad. Probably nothing worse than stress and some good clean water should help that!
  3. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks like a Plakat and maybe a Veiltail?
  4. Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    The blue fish looks like a Veiltail and the silver looks like a Fantail. As Aquaphobia stated, the silver-blue female looks slightly stressed due to the appearance of her fins; they seem too close to her body. She'll most likely look healthier once you put her inside the tank. Make sure to add a stress zyme to it. This will help her adjust to the changes.
  5. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    The blue one hasnt let me take a picture but im almost positive shes a VT. All my females are about to go into the tank together so they are all in bags but this other, i dont know what you would call her color, and im not sure on the tail type, its hard to see her fins cause they are nearly see-through.
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  6. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I see spikes so she has crowntail genes. She could be a cellophane with dragonscale traits which would explain the opaque scales near her front end.
  7. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    The spikes aren't quite like a Crowntail. They look more like the Rosetail gene to me.
  8. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I have never seen spikes on a rosetail. In any case she doesn't have enough ray branches for that.
  9. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    Im uploading a video to youtube right now. It's about 30% complete. As soon as its done ill post the link and maybe you can tell in the video what she is?
  10. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

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  11. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Trying to guesstimate the angle on the caudal spread of that white female and I'm now leaning towards delta tail. Or more likely a singletail. Definitely not wide enough to be a rosetail.

    Can you get a flaring picture of the dark female?
  12. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

  13. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    Shes swimming around, and trying keep by herself. She hasnt flared yet that ive seen. But im gonna keep trying! I love my girls! Im so happy right now. I had 6 females in the tank but my oldest 2 werw....excuse my language, but beings cunts. So they were removed. My other VT female keeps flaring at the others here and there but shes pretty laid back so i dont think i have to worry but im keeping a close eye. So far all fins are intact after being together for about 7 hours.
  14. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Keep an eye on that white one at 2:52. That one may be a male. Or it's just a very well developed female. I also recommend adding more plants to the surface. You're going to have trouble with a sorority working out long term in a tank that small so you want to have as many breaks to lines of sight as possible.

    This was my sorority in a 20g long and I experienced problems with aggression when I had more than 8 females:

  15. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    Yoi can kind of see the egg spot in that second picture. I did actually remove her a little while ago cause she just wouldnt leave them alone. I actually bought her at an aquarium and she has seemed super laid back tile now. So shes back in her own tank. The 3 that are in there are swimming in harmony. Not bothering each other at all. When i went to the pet store last night i was going to pic up some more plants, but i couldnt find one that looked healthy and what i wanted. I have anarchis, java moss, and broken up almond leaves. What would be a good plant or two to put in there? Im about to get my son up and head to the aquarium.
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  16. Tinker Betta Well Known Member Member

    Can you put baby girls in with adult females?
  17. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I don't know about baby girls, I've only been able to get adults. Just so you know the egg spot is not a certain indicator of gender as males can have a false egg spot. I would keep that one separate. It still looks more male to me.

    As for plants, corkscrew vallisneria is a good tall one that's easy to grow!