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My first little guy

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I bought my first ever betta on Saturday - I'm not sure exactly what he is, beyond an elephant ear.. ? Does he look like a juvenile? He's really tiny and only has a very small tail, but it doesn't look like it's been chewed or anything. It all looks in tact, just.. small.

I'm in awe of all the photos people have taken of their fish, I ended up with dozens of blurs and only a couple of pictures that are in focus. None of which are really any good..!

Anyway, here he is:

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And this is the tank:

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He is nice & great tank too. :) Think he's a salamander elephant ear? Welcome to the addiction LOL.

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His tank looks lovely!!!

i'd agree with jaylee
colouration is salamander.
Salamander is a mostly red betta with white trim and iridescence (blue/green) on top of the body which can make it look purple-y (ness/melbourne betta had some fantastic salamander spawns a while ago speaking of fish eye candy http://www.victoriabetta.com/salamander-spawns.html)

dumbo/elephant ear/enlarged pectorals means that his pectoral fins or 'ears' are about half the length of his body (normal sized pectorals are closer to 1/4)

as for the finnage (since you mentioned his short tail) it's cause he's a plakat or short finned betta male :)

so you have a salamander dumbo plakat male :)

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your tank does look great .

i had the same drama , taking a few snaps of a moving fish is alot harder than i thought

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Oh wow, this is something I'm going to get waaaay too into! I'm not one of those people who can just be happy that he's happy, I want to know all about the genetics too. Sigh - I was like this when I got rats too. Obsessed with colour and coat type.. argh!

He's a great little guy so far. I went to a few different aquariums on the weekend and ended up getting him from the Coburg Aquarium, but there are some beautiful Betta at Subscape in Richmond too. Such awesome little fish!

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I've been known to take a hundred shots to get one I can use. Good lighting is the key. Helps your camera focus. The other thing is getting used to the delay in your camera's reaction time. With bettas you can sometimes anticipate when they're going to start or stop. With guppies OMG remove sharp objects to prevent self-harm.

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I've been known to take a hundred shots to get one I can use. Good lighting is the key. Helps your camera focus. The other thing is getting used to the delay in your camera's reaction time. With bettas you can sometimes anticipate when they're going to start or stop. With guppies OMG remove sharp objects to prevent self-harm.

Here's a bit of a cheat for ppl who don't have a macro lens or a high power zoom camera with adjustable shutter speed -

If you have a quality camera that takes high quality video, it's a lot easier to shoot a 2 minute video of said fish and then scroll/pause/screenshot the best shots ;)

That's how I get most of my shots :) oh and welcome to the Betta addiction!

Oh! And coburg usually has some nice Betta's too. Great variety of everything and anything in store! I have a few fish from that store :)

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