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#1 Trilobite

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:41 AM

Is this guy round tail or is he still too young to decide?
Any ideas what he may grow into?
mother was a trad pk, father was a hm

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:50 AM

he l looks like a delta-tail to me.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:43 PM

I think he's a young fish whose fins are still growing out. He's pretty, btw1 :0

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hard to tell at this age, but the lack of a straight edge on the top and bottom would currently make him a roundtail (also called a fantail).

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

His fins will probably change drastically in the next month or so. If he gets a significant amount of length, he'll be a veiltail. I'm betting that's what is going to happen.

This was a Veiltail in one of my previous spawns. Mother was a VT, father was a HMDT.
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he l looks like a delta-tail to me.

To be a delta, he would have to have 4 ray branches.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:44 PM

*points up* ;) It's a March thread. Though, I'd be curious to see what the fish looks like now!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 11:33 PM

If you look closely you can see secondary ray branching at the outer edge of the caudal fin. I have lots of them like that. In another week or two they might branch again into tertiary rays. I don't count them out as far as being Halfmoon until they are 5 or 6 months old in some strains. We unfortunately don't have the luxury of having 80 degree weather year round and be able to raise live food and the Bettas in outdoor ponds to reach maturity by 3 or 4 months like the Thai's and Indonesians. Sometimes I'll wait until they are 8 months old before deciding if I'm going to breed them or not. Here is an almost 180 degree 2 ray Super delta Combtail that was a brother of the Copper Doubletail Maryanne bought from me a year ago or so. I sold him as a Halfsun at the time and he sold very quickly. Posted Image

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