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Alasse

Green Ct Betta

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Just curious what people think of my boy. Picked up from the local fish shop. I thought him stunning, but yeah, curious as to what the experts think :lol:

Critique away

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Hi Alasse,

I'm hardly a CT expert, but here is an extract from the IBC CT standard (which appears in a sticky at the top of this forum), and my comments based on them :lol:

Desirable traits for Crowntails:

1. 33% reduction in webbing material for each primary fin is minimum. 50% reduction in webbing material in all three primary fins is ideal. Lilli: webbing reduction appears to be good.

2. Ray extensions to be uniform in balance, length and spacing (symmetrical). Lilli: The ray extensions are not uniform. a few in the caudal and anal are bent and there us a curled or otherwise deformed one in the dorsal.

3. Double and 4 ray extensions in dorsal and anal fins to match caudal extensions. Lilli: He appears to only have single ray extensions in anal and dorsal fins, but has double extensions in the caudal.

Undesirable traits for Crowntails:

1. Less than 33% reduction in webbing material in 2 or all 3 primary fins is a DISQUALIFYING FAULT. Lilli: N/A

2. Less than 33% reduction in webbing material in 1 primary fin is a SEVERE fault. Lilli: N/A

3. Ray extensions of different lengths are MINOR faults unless the rays are in even, repeating pattern. Lilli: there is some irregularity in the length of the ray extensions.

4. Random rays, for example, single protruding rays in a double ray or 4 ray Crowntail, should not be regarded more than a MINOR fault and ignored if there is only a single ray protruding ray. Lilli: seems to be N/A

5. Curled or bent ray extensions are each a MINOR fault. Lilli: curled and bent rays are both present.

6. Non-symmetrical spaces between ray extensions are each a MINOR fault. Lilli: there are some non-symmetrical spaces between the ray extensions particularly in the caudal and anal fins.

Now, other than that, he appears to be a green fish with red wash, and the red wash is a fault. His caudal is also well under 180*, with 180* being the ideal.

Having said all that, he IS stunning and that is a fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing it!

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Thank you Lilli :lol:

I found that quite interesting, i'd not heard of IBC or the standards before seeing it here

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And you know, at the end of the day, all that matters is if looking at him makes you happy - which it must cos he is lovely. :)

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hmmm, judging by the angle of his protruding lower dorsal fin in conjunction with his retractable angleated anal........baaah who am I kidding he is beautiful

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