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Female betta fish care 05

The tail and female genes in females

The tail of the female is very easy to get confused whether you are new to fish or who has ad long experience. The traders on network Aquabid often mistakenly considered females in the herd of halfmoon with halfmoon the individual one, or advertising fish tail back long common (veiltail) as is halfmoon, simply because their tails can spread 180 degrees when the individual flaring. Hopefully my article will clarify this issue.

Let’s start with the halfmoon roof:

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Although you see a lot of “halfmoon the roof” was sold at very high prices, but most really are just normal single fin roof that we (may or may not) originate from a herd of halfmoon. halfmoon genuine roof must be fully characterized as male halfmoon, ie a 180 degree spread fins with sharp edges and 3 single fin must balance the. In my, halfmoon comfortable to have more than two secondary rays per fin ray can be divided into four or more branches. halfmoon the roof has a very important role when you want to breed halfmoon ​​because it is often the spawning rate of the halfmoon genuine when they are paired with the same quality anchovies. So most of breeders are longing to get them.

Some examples of fin halfmoon comfortable with a 180 degree spread:

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Halfmoon roof.

halfmoon roof normally – note sharp edges and the caudal fin rays:

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Even if you are keen enough to distinguish genuine halfmoon roof with normal females then you are also confused with the “ghosts”: individual super delta roof:

Fish Super Delta roofs.

Females as well as anchovies Super Delta often appear in flocks halfmoon, we have sharp edges, tail spread wide and often have multiple branches and balance beam. However, if the tail is not 180 degrees, they do not spread to is halfmoon the roof. Most females normally with fins spread from 150 to 170 degrees. These females can still be used for breeding, especially with fish Rosetail or over halfmoon male.

With spread angle slightly smaller than the super delta called roof delta:

Delta at ease.

Delta fish main roof beam with multiple branches and sharp edges, but generally less than 150 degree spread angle. This definition is derived from as guppies Delta, they have triangular-shaped tail with edges in prison.

There is nothing to argue, common tail of single fin roof today most of them look like this:

Single fin roof color marble.

A normal female single tail fin long, fringed, and is NOT a type Doubletail, Delta, Super Delta or Halfmoon. In fact, this name can be applied to all single females tail (opposite doubletail betta fish of type Doubletail), and is the term to refer to females with no clear distinction between the types of characteristics traditional or modern fish. Thus, the term is quite flexible and have a broad sense, to avoid confusion, we need a more detailed description, such as: single tail female Crowntail, single fin roof Plakat, etc. The difference between a single female tail with halfmoon, Delta, Super Delta roof in place the following lines are straight and sharp edges. A single female tail normally ending circle.

Here are some examples of single fin roof:

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Examples of single fin roof

Without a doubt, the most distinctive female is fish roof doubletail:

Doubletail at ease.

Like doubletail betta fish drums, doubletail betta fish roof has two lobes instead of a tail and dorsal fin development. A doubletail betta fish roof always known that no matter how it’s quality as long as its caudal fin has two lobes. doubletail betta fish roof adds great features to applications such as fin line is to increase the size of the dorsal fin, but because capital doubletail betta fish comes from Veiltail line (veitail) and Plakat, so you should ensure that the individual doubletail betta fish’s roof your originating from halfmoon line before the line crossing it with his halfmoon. Similarly, if your goal is doubletail betta fish Plakat you should make sure that the doubletail betta fish roof lines Plakat origin rather than from long-tail lines.

Add some examples of fish roof Doubletail:

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Examples fish roof Doubletail

Although fish Crowntail roof is easy to distinguish the other not crowntails, but sometimes determining roof crowntail quite difficult. Obvious characteristics should be noticed that the rays, but some females are not the kind of Crowntail rays also extremely long (usually happens in the line that they are capable of selective breeding to create Crowntail line). A Crowntail back to Crowntail visible in all of the single fin. The shape of them looked like the “eyelashes”:

Fish Crowntail roof

Distinguish individual plakat betta fish with long-tailed females is work worthy of winning a medal. Even long-time breeders are also sometimes get stuck and I do not see any magic tricks to always identify them correctly. Always have to guess, but if there is a little information, the speculation will be quite accurate:

Plakat at ease.

First, I suggest avoiding speculation as juvenile. If you use Plakat to strengthen rays for the long tail of the line as I do, you will create a mixed shoal between long tail and Plakat and will have to distinguish the females. Unfortunately, all the females look the same when they are the size of 2-3 cm. However, when they grow up, there is a little different. Females tail fin long, pointed and slightly less aggressive than women Plakat circular fins, short body. Look at the picture above and compared with females not Plakat, you can see them slightly longer than the body-Plakat at ease are good and short fins. Although this may be too late for the you famous but Plakat roof is hardly grown in jars because they are the highest among the species jump!

Last but not least is the female cause much trouble “false hope” most … ROOF fish VEILTAIL:

Veiltail at ease.

Why “false hope”? Because I receive dozens of emails from other fish, usually the beginners fish, asking if they were find a HALFMOON comfortable in the local shop or not because fish tail can reach 180 degrees when flaring. I fall in love to let them down when always have to explain that the fish is fin kind Veiltail whether they spread very wide. So why are not considered HALFMOON?

180 degree spread fin is another natural features of wild Betta and it is considered to be the ideal characteristics for category Traditional Plakat. The difference between genuine HALFMOON short fin Betta (Plakat or female) in that: HALFMOON remain shape when long fins, usually due to a combination between rays, training and cell shape transmission of the tail. Fins of wild Betta Plakat traditional or roof Veiltail often have a “chiffon” when long fins and fin just hold its shape when short. Although it is difficult to distinguish but roof Veiltail not ever have more than a branching secondary caudal fin rays. For example, the short-tail and roof Veiltail look nearly identical! It is important that you need to know about hybrid fish lineage before your fishing line.

Here are some examples of types of roof Veiltail that even an experienced person it is hard to distinguish:

Veiltail at ease.

This is a the roof Veiltail looks very nice that people can bring their hybridization with strain. But beware! Chiffon tail is the dominant feature and this little girl can make you hundreds of step backward:

So I hope this article will help you not only to distinguish his personality, but also support your procurement plan. I’ve seen and experienced breeders known mistake like when a hybrid females incompatible with an empty fish well and wondered if something wrong happens with offspring, so do not be afraid to practice how to distinguish females by observing. Do not believe the name that people and whenever possible, try to buy fish directly from the breeder. This will help you avoid trouble later on.