Crowntail betta

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    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.

    ~~Marius.M.~~ and ML_SS added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Kitty_B 93 months ago | reply

      Wow hes beautiful !!

    2. ~~Marius.M.~~ 93 months ago | reply

      super nice
      I also have one :)
      a beautiful red one

    3. kithg 93 months ago | reply

      Looks like a whole different kind of feathers!

    4. crazyaboutcocatiels [deleted] 93 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Dr. Fabulous 93 months ago | reply

      wow, what a beautiful fish!

    6. atmo1966 93 months ago | reply

      nice color and composition!

    7. EdZee 93 months ago | reply

      Beautiful fish, pretty colors and nice capture in a "difficult" photo environment.....

    8. shimmertje 93 months ago | reply

      I didn't know they lived that long.

    9. redrocker_9 93 months ago | reply

      He's gorgeous!

    10. Hockey.Lover 93 months ago | reply

      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.

    11. Paula Bird Parent 92 months ago | reply

      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!

    12. Paula Bird Parent 92 months ago | reply

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

    13. felixtcat 91 months ago | reply

      Wow, nice capture!! not easy to do through the glass!!

    14. Stewart Ho 91 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous............such a beautiful fish............; )

    15. shafqat_mirza 90 months ago | reply

      You are my winner!
      Please add this photo to

    16. 17659 [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      Flickr Bronze Award

      Post 1, and award 5
      it's a wonderful picture

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    18. priscilalucenasimoa 77 months ago | reply

      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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