She has spikes. Her tail is fine with (2) spikes, but her analfin does have a bite with (4) spikes.Demeter said:Not a CT, more likely to be a VT or HM but I can't see how many times the tail rays split. Looks to me she had a little damage to her tail and it healed back a little funky.
(Sorry, I’ve never counted rays before.) 1...2...? But not more. You’re right!Demeter said:Still not CT, I'd lean towards VT because they very rarely have smooth edges. If you follow one ray in her tail, how many times does it branch? Just once means VT or sometimes a non-HM plakat but her analfin looks too long for the average plakat female.
The uneven spikes are most often seen when there was a nip or tear in that area. I haven't had bettas have that much variation in the length of the rays but there were a few that got nipped by a siblings and as it healed that area grew longer than the others. Eventually the length evened out as the rest of the fin grew.
Overall she doesn't look to bad, just needs some TLC and I be her colors will come out more.
...or Spork?Addie42 said:I hope you name her fork or something lol
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Yikes! You think it’s columnaris?Happy Mama said:I knew she looked sick. She was just overly happy in that first picture of her. I checked on her this morning and she seemed listless with clamped fins. There’s white growth on her. I started her erythromycin (I know, big guns) and a little IAL spa time.