Beta type?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Calum98, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Would anyone be able to identify this fish, I know it's a female Beta but not any specifics as the pet shop doesn't know anything else.

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  2. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    She looks like my veil tail betta Midnight, but i cant be sure, perhaps someone else can say for certain :)
    Here is a pic of Midnight to compare:

  3. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    I see the similarities, cheers for the insight

  4. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    It is a cambodian color variety. I'm not certain that some tail types are all that evident on female Bettas, but I haven't been following Betta fin developments for many years. The tails on both of those fish look the same as all the females I had years ago.
  5. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    It was mainly out of curiosity I was asking, but that's for the reply, I'm new to fish keeping
  6. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    Hi again Calum98,
    Do i see a angel fish in the background of the second photo? Do you have your betta in a community tank? If so that's so awesome! I have tried to get a tank mate for my female midnight but she is far to bossy!
  7. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Yeah I do, I have a male beta in there aswell as two other females, 2 swordtails, 5 guppies, 2 angelfish, a Pearl and red robbing Gourami, 4 Minnows, silver shark (Soon to be rehomed hopefully) a pleccy and an albino cory. Everything is getting along other than the sword tails developing a bit of an attitude towards the silver shark :L
    I'm pretty sure it's all just been beginners luck for it to work out as it has.
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  8. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Also don't worry about the three guppies in such a small breeding box, it was only temporary while I set up a new tank for them :')
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  9. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    Oh wow!! This is amazing, good on you and good luck with everything :D
    That a huge tank too!
  10. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Thank you very much :') second tank that pregnant guppies are in is only 54 and bare bottom but plan on using it as a nursery
  11. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    Sounds good, i love baby guppy fry, they cute as buttons. I envy your tank size lol and wish i could have a community like that! Im only fairly new to fish keeping too so im still learning the ropes, its not as easy as you think at first, but its a hole lot of fun and something to be proud of!
  12. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    They are adorable :') just went to dobbies and got a 4 cherry shrimp and they've all moved into the filter housing :') bought a background and an extra decoration while I was at itimage
    But best of luck getting your betta into a community tank,
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  13. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    That is a great photo of your tank, very nice indeed. Ooo you got new stuff, nice, i love fish shopping lol
    Thanks, i might try a betta in the community once i buy a much larger tank next month i hope. You never know :)
  14. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Thank you very much, it's a bit of an addiction once you get started :') and good luck just provide plenty of hiding places for him :')
  15. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Is that a male betta in with her? I would separate the two immediately. Male and female bettas should not be kept together unless you are breeding.
  16. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    Its more of a sorority, there's 3 females in there with him
  17. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Do you have white mt minnows? If so there are some temp incompatibilities going on.
  18. Calum98Valued MemberMember

    I do, at petshop the guy told me it would be fine, but got home, and started researching them and found out they need to be at a lower temperature that all my other fish, gonna try rehomee them as soon as i can
  19. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    So you have a male beta and 2 female betas in the same tank together? I have a 60gal community with a male beta in their. I also have a 40gal community with a sorority of female betas, black neon tetra's, cories, and ghost shrimp!:)
  20. Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Not to be crude, but on the assumption that all the fish are active, eating, and non aggressive must threads go off topic based on the many many many stocking issues? There is a time and place, and I feel like so many people have issues w/ this for what turns out to be a 'natural habitat' dilemma. Jumping from a fish ID to a mis-stock is by far the most irrelevant thing. =\

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