Betta Tail Types

Bettas exist in different colors, breeds, and tail types. The tails differ in in their position, color, and the spike. There are many tail types, but the list below shows some of the most common tail types.

THE VEIL TAIL

The Veil tail is probably the most common breed of Bettas. Their tails arch up, flow down, looks like a veil. That is how the name ‘Veil Tail’ is derived. Veil Tails are commonly found in pet or fish shops.

 

THE CROWNTAIL

The name Crowntails was gotten from their spiky fins and tail. They’re very common and distinct. Crowntails may also be found in various fish stores. However, they are not as common as the veil tail

THE HALFMOON

Halfmoons are one of the most popular bettas. They have beautiful caudal tail which has a half-moon shape and spread out at an angle of 180 degrees

THE DELTA TAIL

Any single tailed non-Halfmoon betta is called a Delta tail. A non-Halfmoon betta has straight caudal edges similar to that of the Halfmoon, but they don’t extend to 180 degrees.

THE SUPER DELTA

The Super Delta and the Delta Tail are similar, but the super delta has an increased variant of branching. Its beautiful caudal fin spreads out between 120-160 degrees.

THE DOUBLE TAIL

From the name, you can tell that its caudal tail splits into two. The tail of the double tail betta split into two equal lobes with two caudal peduncles. While spreading their fins, their tail nearly makes a full circle. Their body is shorter when compared to other tail types making them more prone to swim bladder disease. Because of the beauty of the double tail betta, they are often crossed into other strains.

THE SPADE TAIL

Spade tail Betta’s are rare and seem to be going extinct. Their caudal tail has a spade shape, widened at the base, then narrows to a small point at the end.

THE ROUND TAIL

These are single tailed Bettas with rounded edges. They are usually mistaken for the Halfmoons, but half-moons have a ‘D’ formed caudal, with spiky edges, but the round tail has rounded edges.

THE ROSE TAIL

The Rose Tail Betta was gotten by trying to breed the ideal Halfmoon. The fins of the rose tail, especially the caudal fin have extreme branching and overlapping producing a rose-like appearance.

THE FEATHER TAIL

The feather tail Betta is just like the rose tail, however, tend to have a more ruffled appearance than the rose tail.

THE PLAKAT

They are the short-finned version of the typical Betta. They’re more active than long-finned Betta’s, simple because they don’t have long and wide to slow them down. Additionally, they have been identified to have more resistance to disease, making them a more favored betta for pet owners.

THE COMB TAIL

Comb tail Betta’s are also known as the half sun Betta’s are produced by crossing a Veil Tail and a Crowntail. They have a slightly pointed appearance with less spike to the Crowntail.