What Tail Betta

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by BettaGirl93, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    When I purchased my betta he was so young that he was mislabeled as a female. I thought it was a crowntail. Now that he's grown I think the previous observation was of fin damage and he's probably a veiltail. What do you think?
    (Note, after some aggressive shrimp theres still some fin damage to heal. I took all but two shrimp back to the store and haven't noticed any new damage.)
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  2. Mom2some

    Mom2some Well Known Member Member

    That is a beautiful fish! Stunning. But I don’t know anything about tail shapes sorry.
  3. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    I’d guess delta unless his fins grow more and start to droop. Can you count how many times his tail ray splits?
  4. Dandelion-Dream

    Dandelion-Dream Valued Member Member

    Not a betta expert, but he looks to be a Delta or Halfmoon.
  5. Fieryskys

    Fieryskys Valued Member Member

    Doesn't quite have the spread of a half moon, though that could change as he grows older. I'm going to say he's a good looking Delta tail
  6. Tsin21

    Tsin21 Well Known Member Member

    He's a delta tail.
  7. OP

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    I think 9 times.
  8. J

    Jaden New Member Member

    He is a halfmoon betta
  9. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    That is rosetail territory and his tail is not folding or flowy (thick) enough for that, he is a delta tail. The rays are at the very edge of the tail (and other fins) where you need to count them, not closer to the body. He might verge into super delta depending on how wide he flares, halfmoon is a full 'D' 180, under that to 130 degrees is super delta, under that is just delta.

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