it comes to Halfmoon Betta , many people do not understand
what is a halfmoon bettas some know what is a Halfmoon betta but
they keep on boasting that their delta betta is a Halfmoon betta.
Not only in particular country but in every-where in the world
specially the shop keepers or betta breeders who want to sell
their fish without shame.
of the informations in this article were obtained from Mr.
Markus Gutzeit of Germany who wrote ‘The true story of Halfmoon’and
distributed to members of Halfmoon Betta Club. I take this
opportunity to thanks him for his know-ledge given to us ing
betta particularly the Halfmoon , I have gained some experiences
and have improved my halfmoon lines to the point that most
of my spawn are halfmoon and only few numbers are super-delta
. Any one like to share my experiences please contact me,
Atison Phumchoosri. E-mail:email@example.com
true Halfmoon must have a caudal spread of180 degree not less
and not more. A perfect Halfmoon must have the upper most
and the lower most rays of the caudal straight and not curved.
The branching should start at the very beginning of caudal
story of halfmoon began in 1959 when Eduard Smidt Focke bred
a pair of Thai betta and got some very wide caudal finnage
which taday called Delta Betta.
(International Betta Congress) was formed by a group of betta
breeders in 1967. Its main objective was to breed fishes that
has broad and symmetrical finnage which can swim better than
those with long fin.
almost 20 years of hard work, IBC breeders like Parris Jones,
Peter Goettner and others have successfully bred a first betta
that has wider caudal fin that we called them today Super-Delta
betta.Their first appearance was rather round tail and lot
of volume. Guy Delaval, a french breeder, imported those fishes
into Franch and selected bred them for more angulage tail
1987 Guy Delaval got a first betta that has caudal fin
spread to 180 degree. He showed it at a show in France
and Rajiv Masillamoni saw it and obtained some from
Delaval stock. Most of the stock at that time were only
about 160 degree maximum and could not swim symetrically
as the halfmoon caudal fishes.