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Betta Tails

beautiful flowing betta tail

2:00 PM - January 11, 2013 by Adam Short







 

Comb
 
 Ray extensions around outer edge – comb-like appearance
Crown
  Distinguished spiky grooves at the end – rays extend further than the comb tail
 
Delta
  Triangular – the V shape gives it its name for the Greek letter
 
Double
 An inbred mutation – dorsal fin is same length as anal fin with 2 caudal lobes
 
Fuse
 Extremely rare fusion of the caudal, dorsal & anal fins
 
Halfmoon
 Huge tail with 180 degree spread – spreads straight up and down, full dorsal, symmetrical anal fin
 

Heart

 
 Partially fused twin caudal fin gives it the “heart shape”
Round or Fan
 Single-tailed with round edges – often found under “single-tail”
 
Short
 Finnage that is similar to the Betta in their natural habitat
 
Single
 Common one-lobed
 
Veil
 Most common tail - the result of artificially lengthening the wild shortfin    form and has a long tail that droops behind him
 

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