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  1. flowerslegacy
    08-18-2011 09:46 PM - permalink
    Hi Jaclyn - I mis-informed you!! The caudel fin is the tail fin. The ventrals are those skinny little fins that dangle below their gills. Currently I've been trying to decide if one of my bettas is a female or a male so I've been studying ventrals. My apologies - I have ventrals on the brain! So to re-cap about the Heart-Tail: Their caudel fin (aka.tail fin) is split, but fused together at the top, right near their body. This is what creates a heart shape. It's obvious and the tail isn't fully split like a true Double-Tail. Hope this helps!
  2. flowerslegacy
    08-18-2011 08:04 PM - permalink
    Hi Jaclyn - My beautiful boy is a Double-Tail. Sounds like your boy is too! I got him a few months ago at Petco. There is another type of betta with a split tail fin called a Heart-Tail. However, those fish are much more rare and have a very distinctive caudel fin (the caudel fins are those skinny little fins that dangle below their gills). The caudel fins of the Heart Tail are actually split, but then fused together at the top, creating a heart-shape. I have yet to see one. I'd love to see a pic of your boy. He sounds beautiful! Kasey

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  • About Jaclyn
    Student at The University of Alabama, lead singer of Alice in Thunderland, avid animal lover
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Singing, skiing, swimming, fishing and loving on all my animals!
    Techie at UA
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    5 Betta's
    tank of guppies (for fun)
    Min Pin
    Catahoula Leopard Dog (7 weeks old!)
    2 Leopard Geckos
    2 Anza Borrego Rosy Boas


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