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Betta Crowntail

$25.00
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Colors may vary per individual.

The Crowntail has become a hugely popular tail type variation. It is unlike any other in the sense that the rays are extended to varying degrees on all fins giving the fish a "spiky" appearance. In show standards, for a fish to be classed as a Crowntail there has to a minimum of 33% reduction in webbing. The reduction on the webbing on Crowntail bettas also varies vastly, sometimes it can be quite full, some times dramatically reduced so only the rays are left. There are three recognised types of crowntail: the double ray, the single ray and the crossed ray. Crossed rays are the most desirable and the most expensive to purchase. There have also been lesser known variations such as the triple ray, even the quadruple ray! Crowntails can have their tails in a full 180 degree spread, or less than a 180 degree spread depending on their breeding. Crowntails are prone to fin curling, especially those with little webbing, if their water is not kept immaculate. Breeders are known to "sun bathe" their Bettas for an hour or so in order to keep their rays straight. It has been found also that when breeding, Crowntails have a heightened amount of aggression compared to other tail types, which can make it challenging to get a successful spawn.
  • 5 gallons is recommended, 2.5 is the absolute minimum.
  • Smaller tanks are more work, requiring increased maintenance.
  • No bowls. Those are for eating cereal out of!
  • Betta fish are jumpers, always secure a lid on your tank.
  • Don’t restrict access to the water’s surface, or fill your tank to its maximum capacity.
  • Betta fish need natural day and night light cycles.
  • Tank mates are tricky, research before adding other species.
  • Never place 2 males, or a male and female in the same tank unless breeding.
  • Females can live together in a “sorority” of 5 or more.
  • Maintain a tropical habitat at 76-81 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Betta fish prefer water in the pH range of 6.5-7.5.
  • Ammonia should ideally be zero parts per million (ppm).
  • Nitrate should be less than 40 parts per million (ppm).
  • Nitrite should ideally be zero parts per million (ppm).
  • Use water conditioner/dechlorinator to make tap water safe for bettas.
  • Use an aquarium thermometer to monitor your tank’s temperature.
  • Filter’s reduce ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels, and preserve healthy bacteria.
  • Avoid drastic changes in water temperature and water quality.
  • Use test strips to monitor water parameters.