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The Veil Tail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) The most widely-available longfin form in bettas is inarguably the Veil Tail betta (or VT). This is the natural form the fins take when they are artificially lengthened from the wild shortfin form with selective breeding.
The Spade Tail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) This tail form is pretty basic; the caudal has a wide base that narrows to a delicate point, like a spade.
The Doubletail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) The Doubletail is a cultivated mutation that gives the fish a dorsal fin equal in length to the anal fin, and two distinct caudal lobes.
The Roundtail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) The term "roundtail" is most usually used to describe a single tailed betta with rounded caudal edges.
The Delta Tail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) Delta tail has straight caudal edges like a HM or SDT, but they extend outwards from the back of the fish and don't arch straight up into HM.
The Super Delta Tail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) This is basically an enhanced version of the standard Delta Tail, and some are just shy of being full HM.
The Half Moon (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/26/2004) Specifically, a halfmoon betta must have a caudal where both ends are exactly 180 degrees apart or more, spreading towards the front. Caudal edges have to be straight or curving outwards, and not bending inwards.
The Rosetail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 12/2/2004) The quest for the perfect halfmoon by selectively breeding for branching and straight caudal edges has given rise to a new development in the Betta splendens tailforms - the Rosetail.
The Plakat (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 12/2/2004) The Plakat (from the Thai word 'pla kad', meaning 'biting fish') is just the shortfinned version of the common Betta splendens.
The Crowntail (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 12/2/2004) The webbing between the fin rays of these bettas is reduced, producing the appearance of spikes or prongs, hence the name "Crown Tail".
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. HEJSAN FROM SWEDEN EVERYONE! Everything in Sweden is going well, although I'm still busy learning the language and coping with a newborn, so it will be a bit before I'm as active as I'd like with the fish. This is a Facebook update! I have created a new BettySplendens Facebook page that will be used exclusively for betta-related networking. On the 16th of August I will be going through and deleting most of the people on my personal Facebook page who are not actual friends or family (many of you have become friends through the course of the hobby, and of course will not be deleted). If for any reason you wish to remain on my personal page, please let me know by emailing email@example.com, or FB email. Otherwise, go to the new BettySplendens Facebook page and click the 'like' button for more betta-related news and updates :).
Tack så mycket (that's ''Thank you very much'' in Svenskie-land ;))! ~Victoria~
Slight change of plans! I have decided that, instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm going to create a personal FB page and use the old one purely for betta stuff. So if you're on the original page (now called BettySplendens Bettas), please stay put! :P
For all the betta inquiries: Just a reminder, I am not selling bettas in the US at the present time. I may begin to supply a few select bettas throughout Europe sometime in late Spring 2011. Cheers!
Spotting the Orange Dalmatian Ever since it first started being widely seen in pet stores around late 2004, the spotted orange betta has taken the hobby by storm. But what exactly is it?
Finnage Variations Bettas today come in a wide variety of forms, and new ones are being created all the time. Here are the most popular.
Choosing a Betta There are basically three ways of purchasing bettas. Buying them from a pet store, buying them from a breeder, or buying them online. I'll run through some important things to consider in each of those options.
Defining a Good Crowntail For the purpose of showing in the CT class, Crowntails are defined as bettas exhibiting at least 33% reduction in webbing versus ray length in each of the three primary fins (caudal, anal and dorsal). This requirement must be demonstrated in all three primary fins but does not need to be exhibited between all rays to meet the minimum requirement to be classified as a Crowntail betta.