Is it normal for a crown tail betta’s dorsal fin to droop?

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I recently bought a betta fish a few days ago and he has a small case of fin rot but nothing too major and I am currently treating him for it. I’ve noticed when I look at other crown tail bettas their dorsal fins are upright and not droopy, while my betta’s dorsal fin droops. I’ll provide a picture. Is this normal? Or should I be concerned?
 

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His fins are very long, are you sure the fin rot didn't just make him look like a crowntail when he's actually a veil tail?
I've noticed drooping is common in veil tails because of their long fins.
 

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Drooping is normal, especially because your fish is pet quality and not show quality.
When he flares does the dorsal perk up at all?
 
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AquaCaitlin said:
Drooping is normal, especially because your fish is pet quality and not show quality.
When he flares does the dorsal perk up at all?
Yes I’ve noticed he does pick it up a bit when he flares
 
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Ghelfaire said:
His fins are very long, are you sure the fin rot didn't just make him look like a crowntail when he's actually a veil tail?
I've noticed drooping is common in veil tails because of their long fins.
I guess it is possible, although I didn’t consider it much because his fins don’t look frayed or ripped where they separate so I just figured he’s a crowntail, but I could be totally wrong.
 
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kaleen said:
I guess it is possible, although I didn’t consider it much because his fins don’t look frayed or ripped where they separate so I just figured he’s a crowntail, but I could be totally wrong.
Here’s another picture that might give you a better look at his fins
 

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kaleen said:
Yes I’ve noticed he does pick it up a bit when he flares
Thank hes all good- just too lazy to keep them erect all the time. Pretty boy you have there, btw ;)

(edit: definitely acrowntail, not a veiltail)
 
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AquaCaitlin said:
Thank hes all good- just too lazy to keep them erect all the time. Pretty boy you have there, btw ;)

(edit: definitely acrowntail, not a veiltail)
He’s a happy boy that’s for sure! His fins are slowly healing but he’ll be back fully very soon! & thank you I agree he is very pretty, his name is Ranger :)
 

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