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Spike the betta

Discussion in 'Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures' started by TallPaul, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. TallPaul

    TallPaul Fish Fanatic

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    So here are a few pictures of my new betta Spike. He's supposedly a crown tail but I'm not so sure. I'll try and capture some more of him when he displays his "plumage" a little more.

     

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    nice fish
    this is what a crown tail looks like with his fins open
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    I have a matching female so hope to breed them soon
     
  3. TallPaul

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    Yea he doesn't have those spiky tail fins at all. Maybe they'll grow out but I'm thinking he's probably a veil tail
     
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    if it was a crown tail the extended tail fins would be well developed long ago
     
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    Hi

    Hes not a Crown tail, He could be a Delta or or super delta, half moon or over half moon he could even be a young Rosetail hard to tell with out seeing him flare.

    This is my Rose tail, His fins are still growing.
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    And this is my Halfmoon
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  6. TallPaul

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    Here are some more pictures, I added water spangles and a new plant between the bog wood and rock bridge
     

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    That looks great, well done
     
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    Looks like a happy betta. He's a VT by the way. His dorsal fin is far too long and thin to be anything else. Healthy fins none the less :D
     
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    Thanks for clarifying my little girl has been speculating over it all week. We were sold him as a crown tail, hence the name, but thought maybe the spines will show as he gets older

    I've noticed his face is getting darker but a lot of betta change colour over time, especially as he is well settled in the tank.

    I tried to feed him daphnia today but he just watched it all flutter to the bottom. He's as fussy as my cats over food.
     
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    Since owning Spike we have been through the mill. We added 4 Otocinclus that we believed would be a good match for him and all seemed well..... until it wasn't!!

    Since then Spike has been moved to a new tank of a more suitable size, all for himself and in the living room where he gets to see everyone.

    I finished the final planting today.
     

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