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Old 05-09-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Hi All betta lovers,

I had noticed that every betta that member had posted, received only positive comments. Its good that u all know what is the good points..
But newbie dont learn anything from the sharing here....

very rare that betta or fish is perfect...pls post the faults also if u all spotted it....then we can learned together..

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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I had quote this "general common faults" from our member here...U all can use this as a guideline for yr comment in yr posting...



HEAD FAULTS – ALL CLASSES
1. Disfigurement of the lips (slight fault).
2. Small bump, small groove, or other slight deformity (minor fault).
3. Large bump, large groove, or other large deformity (major fault).
4. Head tilted (usually upward) out of alinement with body (severe fault).

BODY FAULTS – ALL CLASSES
1. Body stout or slightly fat (slight fault).
2. Doubletail body too short or stout (slight fault).
3. Body moderately too small for finnage (minor fault).
4. Body does not show ideal shape – minor anomaly. (minor fault).
5. Body has one or two misaligned scales (minor fault).
6. Body has several misaligned scales (major fault).
7. Body is “fat” or “skinny” (major fault).
8. Gill covers protrude outward when closed (major fault).
9. Body shows slight swayback or humpback (major fault).
10. Doubletail caudal peduncle bump or bend very noticeable (major fault).
11. Body shows excessive swayback or humpback (severe fault).

FINNAGE FAULTS – ALL CLASSES
General – all fins
1. Projected rays on all fins, but some not even (minor fault).
2. One curled fin ray (minor fault).
3. Projected rays only on some fins (minor fault).
4. Outline of non-paired fins presents an oval rather than a circular shape. (minor fault) – does NOT apply to Plakats or females.
5. Gaps between the three unpaired fins - no overlapping (major fault).
6. Fins are too small for body (major fault).
7. Curled fin rays - more than one(major fault).
8. Fins not similar - some broad, some narrow (major fault).
9. Outline of non-paired fins presents a considerably non-symmetrical shape, such as a square, rectangular, or irregular shape. (major fault)

Ventral fins
1. Crossed ventrals (slight fault).
2. Thin ventrals (slight fault).
3 Extra long ventrals - except in Plakats (slight fault).
4. Noticeably short ventrals (minor fault).
5. Curled ventral(s) (minor fault).
6. Stubby ventrals (major fault).

Dorsal fin
1. A few short rays on front of dorsal, not matched on anal (slight fault).
2. Dorsal somewhat small in relation to anal and caudal (minor fault).
3. Singletail dorsal slightly narrow (minor fault).
4. Doubletail dorsal slightly more narrow than the anal (minor fault).
5. Doubletail dorsal has a few short rays at the front edge, not matched on anal (minor fault).
6. Singletail dorsal noticeably narrow (major fault).
7. Doubletail dorsal much more narrow than the anal (major fault).
8. Dorsal very small in relation to anal and caudal (major fault).

Anal fin
1. Long anal fin drops below bottom edge of caudal (minor fault)
2. A few front rays curled forward (minor fault).
3. Excessive rounding at front and bottom of anal fin approaching a “quarter circle” (major fault).
4. Front rays have severe forward curling at front (major fault).
5. Triangular shaped (severe fault).

Caudal (tail) fin
1. Caudal edges straight but slightly rounded at the corners (slight fault).
2. Doubletail lobes are full, but separation not quite complete – separation still greater than 3/4 (slight fault).
3. Caudal asymmetrical - droops slightly below midline (minor fault).
4. Doubletail lobes slight mismatch (minor fault).
5. First caudal edge rays short (minor fault).
6. Caudal slightly small - not proportional to dorsal and anal (minor fault).
7. Caudal edges not straight, slightly curved back away from head (minor fault).
8. Less than secondary branching (4 tips from primary ray) in females, or tertiary branching (8 tips from primary ray) in males (minor fault).
9. Less than 180 degrees between caudal edge rays, but more than 165 degrees (minor fault).
10. Doubletail caudal lobes separation between 1/2 and 3/4 (minor fault).
11. Caudal asymmetrical - droops 75% or more below midline (major fault).
12. Caudal very small - not proportional to dorsal and anal (major fault).
13. Doubletail lobes considerable mismatch in volume or shape (major fault).
14. Doubletail caudal lobes matched, but narrow (major fault).
15. Less than primary branching (2 tips from primary ray) in females, or secondary branching (4 tips from primary ray) in males (major fault).
16. Doubletail caudal lobes separation 1/2 or less (major fault).
17. Less than 165 degrees between caudal edge rays, but more than 150 degrees (major fault).
18. Doubletail caudal lobes mismatched and narrow (severe fault).
19. Non-symmetrical caudal type (severe fault).
20. Less than 150 degrees between caudal edge rays (severe fault).

CONDITION FAULTS – ALL CLASSES
1. Single small defect on any fin - pinhole or bent ray (slight fault).
2. Single moderate defect on any fin (minor fault).
3. Slightly frayed fin tip (minor fault).
4. Multiple small defects or single extensive defect (major fault).
5. Multiple moderate defects (severe fault).
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thanks mod for the faults of a betta!dint know abt the disfigured
Part !learnt something today!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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wow very very informative and relevant post!!!

thanks v80!
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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Very good source of information.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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Great information! maybe can have some pics that show the problems.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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Great information! maybe can have some pics that show the problems.
No pic to show example..
Best is post comment using the above faults on the betta that members had posted...if wrong, no worry...many hobblists will help to correct..then u can learn from there...
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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No pic to show example..
Best is post comment using the above faults on the betta that members had posted...if wrong, no worry...many hobblists will help to correct..then u can learn from there...
Okok, hopefully people can point out each others fish faults, then noobs like me can learn more
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Great sticky here sir mod...
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Great sticky here sir mod...
Bro, lets start the ball rolling...
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