Betta question

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    Marshall Aquatic Turtle Rescue & Adoption

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    For @bettasngoldfish or anyone who knows about bettas...
    Are there several "varieties" of betta available for pets? Because mine looks different than some I have seen online and on this forum but, at the pet store they all look like the same type just color variations but shape of fins etc. is identical ? If there are other types for pet please provide the names of them and images is possible because I have a few extra aquariums nd would like to get a few more betta at some point.
     
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    I feel Maria can answer your questions on that Marshall, hower I think like koi differing colours of the same betta have been developed over time .
    Some also had larger fins it was found appealing and again this was bred it to the same basic fbetta .
    Am I right Maria or off the mark a little ?

    Dave
     
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    Yes, There are many different types of bettas. The most common being the veil tail that you see in most any pet store. Although many stores are now selling a greater variety of bettas.

    Check out this site to give you some idea on tail and color types www.theaquariumwiki.com/Betta_splendens_-_variations

    I'm not a huge fan of Petco but I must say they do carry most if not all of the betta types and colors. Petsmart is also adding to the different types you can buy in their stores.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    The veil tails seem to be the most hardy of the fancy tail types. And plakats are much better swimmers due to not having the long heavy finnage that some of the other fancies have.

    Seems they keep coming up with new colors, right now they have what they are calling koi which I really like.

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    Both Val and I can see why its called koi and think it beautiful:happy:

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    What type is mine ? Can you tell ?
     
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    Does any one know if the bettas offered for sale for the most part are captive bred or wild caught?
     
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    I know that most pet stores say they are captive and probably are but my herpetologist told me some of the larger suppliers do sometimes lie and sell wild caught fish etc to pet stores under the auspices of being sourced from captive farms.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    I always thought for the most part the ones you see in stores are surplus from breeders. I doubt the fancier type are wild fish.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Marshall it was hard to see the tail on your betta but it almost looked to me that he is a full grown fish with about half of his tail.

    By any chance did he have a longer tail when you got him? Do you know if he had any fin damage?
     
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