Found Him Labeled As A Crowntail, But He Definitely Isn't A Crowntail.

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What is this guy? I am suspecting Delta, but not entirely sure. I got him at a local family owned pet store (specializing in pet accessories, not fish) for 6.99 as a crowntail.

Just want confirmation.

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Paloma said:
What is this guy? I am suspecting Delta, but not entirely sure. I got him at a local family owned pet store (specializing in pet accessories, not fish) for 6.99 as a crowntail.

Just want confirmation.

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Looks like a halfmoon to me
 

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If you could get a picture of him flaring, I would be more sure, but he looks like a delta to me. I don’t think his fins extend to a full 180 degrees.
 

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Neptune334 said:
If you could get a picture of him flaring, I would be more sure, but he looks like a delta to me. I don’t think his fins extend to a full 180 degrees.
The top fin looks folded down in the picture to me.
 

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Definitely not a Crown tail. It’s hard to tell in this picture. His colors are beautiful.

For determining tail type it's best to have clear, sharp flaring photos to be able to see their full fin spread (particularly the caudal(s). Here's a handy guide to determining HM/SD/DeT:

Halfmoon- straight edge, sharp-pointed clean D shaped 180 degree caudal spread (rounded points just means of lesser quality, standards-wise).

Super Delta- slightly less than 180 degrees but more than at least 160.

Delta- less than 160 degree spread but still with straight edges and not drooping.
 
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MarlissaHales said:
Definitely not a Crown tail. It’s hard to tell in this picture. His colors are beautiful.

For determining tail type it's best to have clear, sharp flaring photos to be able to see their full fin spread (particularly the caudal(s). Here's a handy guide to determining HM/SD/DeT:

Halfmoon- straight edge, sharp-pointed clean D shaped 180 degree caudal spread (rounded points just means of lesser quality, standards-wise).

Super Delta- slightly less than 180 degrees but more than at least 160.

Delta- less than 160 degree spread but still with straight edges and not drooping.
I'll trying to get some of him flaring. I think. I'll just set up my make up mirror next to his tank and see how long it takes.
 

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I’m guessing delta/super delta. He appears to be an older butterfly as his fins have filled in a bit.
 

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His coloring appears to be Royal Blue but if you just got him I am going to assume he will change colors during the first month.
 
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MarlissaHales said:
His coloring appears to be Royal Blue but if you just got him I am going to assume he will change colors during the first month.
Will he still stay blue or will he become any other color along with blue?

I don't mind.
 

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MarlissaHales said:
His coloring appears to be Royal Blue but if you just got him I am going to assume he will change colors during the first month.
I’ve never had my royal blues change colors unless they had marble in them, which I don’t see this one having any signs of
 
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Got him flaring finally!

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The photos are a little blurry, so it’s hard to tell.
Looks like it would be a Super Delta or a Halfmoon.
I can’t tell wether his tail forms a crisp “D” or not. If it does then it is Halfmoon. If it doesn’t quite reach that then he is a Super Delta.

I agree with KaderTheAnt Royal Blues won’t really change their primary color but they may get more vibrant and show a varied color patterned.
 

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So until his markings become more prevalent after he gets healthy I would say you have a
Royal Blue Super Delta

He may shownto be a Butterfly as he heals.

“fins of the Butterfly (BF) betta display a banded pattern with emphasis placed on the contrast of the band rather than the coloring of the body and fins. The bands should be crisp - not a blending of opposing fin color but one with an equal division between one color and another on the fins. ”
 
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I've tried getting better photos of him, but he is just really active and blurs on my sucky camera. I'm pretty sure he is a Super Delta. It's hard catching him flare now that he's realized by HM Loto in the next tank over doesn't acknowledge him despite them flaring at each other nonstop the first five minutes.
 
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