11 Impressive Types of Betta Fish You Should Know About.

11 Impressive Types of Betta Fish You Should Know About.

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Betta fish, also known as Siamese warrior fish, are bred to produce various types of Betta of different colors, shapes, and sizes. Although technically the same species, they are amazingly diverse, and even for experienced beta fishers, the sheer size variation can be confusing. Two different betas don’t even look like they’re from the same species to outsiders. 

 I will cover the vast majority of illustrative images and describe the 15 different types of Betta in this example. While you occasionally come across a bet that doesn’t fit into one of them, new types of bet keep popping up, so I’ll cover them. 

Types of Betta Fish

 The most reliable source I could find, the American Veterinary Medical Association, states that there are 73 approved types of Betta and will probably be a handful of growers pushing for approval of a new kind. It is a simple question because there is a lot of confusion about what the real guys are and why they are different. 

Types of Betta – By Tail 

 This species’ tail fins differ from the rest of the fish in their tails’ shape and the color of their fins. 

 Let’s take a look at some of the most critical beta fish species you’ll find among the popular varieties. The colors and shapes of their fins and their flowered fins are diverse. 

Betta Fish – Combtail 

 The comb-tail is not a characteristic that can be recognized in many other tail forms, but rather a characteristic part of a beta’s tail. 

 The fins of the Comtail Beta have a set of fins that are elongated by rays, giving it a slightly spiky appearance that looks like a comb. The tail has a typical pendant or veil, and the lower crown on the tail can be seen up to 3.5 mm from the tip back. 

 Betta Fish – Crown Tail

 Crown – Tailed Betas can have a full 180-degree spread, but less is also acceptable and the most common. The term “crown tail” is often shortened to “CT” in describing such fish, and due to the reduced belt structure and the very distinctive spine look that gives it its name, this is one of the easiest to recognize tail species. There can be two types of crown tail: one with transverse radiation and one without. 

  Betta Fish – Delta & Super Delta

 Delta – Tail bed fish are so-called – because they are round at the sides and ends, and the spread of the typical Delta – tail is much smaller. The tail of the Super Delta is 180 degrees closer, which would be equivalent to a crescent moon, while the delta tails of these bed fish are about the same size as a normal delta tail, about 5 cm. 

 The name of the Delta is abbreviated to “D,” and the Super Delta’s name has been shortened to “SD” for this discussion. One way to distinguish Delta and super Delta from similar tail species is to be evenly distributed. In the middle of the body of a Delta or Super Delta Delta Delta, a horizontal line is drawn, and there would be an equal number of tails above and below the line. The line should be symmetrical; the tail edges should have a tissue at the ends so that the tails do not appear spiny. Finally, there should be no combs or crowns on the rays, as with an average Delta tail bed fish. 

  Betta Fish – Half Moon / Over Half Moon 

 The dorsal and anal fins in the crescent beta are also larger than average, and the tail fins of the crescent bed fish have a larger dorsal fin than the average of the other two beta fish species. 

 The crescent is an extreme version of the crescent and is abbreviated in the description of HM. The crescents are essentially bounded on the extreme left and right sides of the half-moon and full moon. 

half moon betta
Red Siamese fighting fish Betta. Betta Fancy Koi Halfmoon

 Betta Fish – VeilTail

 The Veil – Tail beta (short VT) is the most common type of tail found in aquariums and found in most pet stores. Unlike barn bets, they are not accepted as desirable or for shows or circuses. 

 Nevertheless, some beautiful tails are long and flowing and contain long fluid and hang on the tail stem. The anal and dorsal fins are also large and flowing, but not as long or as thick as the dorsal fin. 

 The veil tail has an asymmetrical tail; the upper and lower parts are the same, while the tail is divided horizontally into two halves. Even when the tails are spread out, they are not hanging vertically but horizontally, which probably contributes to their inferiority compared to many other tail species. 

veiltail is one of many types of betta fish

  Betta Fish – Retail & Feathertail 

 The difference is that the rays are overly branched, giving the tail end a slightly more shapeless look that supposedly looks like the ruffled petals of a rose. The tail fins extend 180 degrees or more, and the hail of roses resembles the extreme sickle of HM. It is called the feather tail because there are large branches, even rose nails, which give it a light zig-zag look. 

  Betta Fish – Spade Tail 

 The spades tails should be evenly spread on both sides of the tails and not too far apart on both tails’ top and bottom. 

  Betta Fish – Double Tail

 The double-tailed Betta, also known as DT, sounds precisely like this: it has a double tail fin, and it is worth noting that there is a single tail fin divided into two halves. 

 They also tend to have wider dorsal and anal fins, usually more or less precisely reflected in their dorsal fins. The double tail is more massive and has a tail fin, so even division is highly desirable, but it has no tail fins because it is large. 

  Betta Fish – Half Sun 

 This type of Betta was created by selective breeding of the crescent-crown and tail species and some other fish species of the same family. 

 This species has rays that spread from the tail fin’s tissue, as you would see on the crown and tail. The rays are elliptical and not confused with crown – tail, but oblong in the same way as the fins. 

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