Crowntail betta

One of two of my newer bettas. Over the last few months my older* * * ones (one was over 4 years old, the rest at least 3 years plus) have passed. Time for a new batch. Now I have two red*, which I've had for a while, one blue/red, and this one. Three are crowntails. They're so cool looking.



Edit 8/31/07-- I'm down to three again. :( Lost my only spadetail * a few days ago. No clue why. Same everything as I've done for all these years. It was only 2 years or so old (they're often at least a year old when you buy them, otherwise they wouldn't have those lovely long fins yet). I'll be getting another at some point.


More betta photos here.

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  • Kitty_B PRO 8y

    Wow hes beautiful !!
  • ~~Marius.M.~~ 8y

    super nice
    I also have one :)
    a beautiful red one
  • kithg 8y

    Looks like a whole different kind of feathers!
  • crazyaboutcocatiels 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Animal Lovers Photography, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    I love this photo. I have also had battas. I had blue ones.
  • Fabrizio 8y

    wow, what a beautiful fish!
  • atmo1966 PRO 8y

    nice color and composition!
  • Ed Zawacki PRO 8y

    Beautiful fish, pretty colors and nice capture in a "difficult" photo environment.....
  • shimmertje PRO 8y

    I didn't know they lived that long.
  • Ronnie Anderson 8y

    He's gorgeous!
  • f_jumma 8y

  • Gail PRO 8y

    I just love this fish! My brother had a tank when we were younger and I always love his betas. Nice shot. Sorry about your losing them.
  • Lyubov PRO 8y

  • Paula Puddephatt 8y

    Beautiful fish! Sorry to hear that you've lost some. Pet shops do sell animals at quite advanced ages, don't they? Birds are often over a year old (occasionally quite a bit more) when some pet stores sell them. I think that people find the same with rats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. The breeder who sold us our Bengalese finches admitted that he and other breeders often take six year old finches to the pet shop. And then the unsuspecting person who buys them wonders what they've done wrong if they die nearly right away. Mind you, Rupi and Moonie budgies came from a pet shop and it was really obvious that they were youngsters! I don't mind taking on older birds sometimes but I'd prefer to have some idea of the true ages. Good luck with all of your fishes!
  • Paula Puddephatt 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***ANIMAL LOVERS' COMMUNITY***, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Mike Haney PRO 8y

    Wow, nice capture!! not easy to do through the glass!!
  • Stewart Ho 8y

    Gorgeous............such a beautiful fish............; )
  • Shafqat Mirza 8y

    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to
  • 17659 8y

    Flickr Bronze Award

    Post 1, and award 5
    it's a wonderful picture
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  • Priscila Lucena Simoa 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Peixe BETTA, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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