The Crowntail Betta is a small freshwater fighting fish that has origins back to South Asia.
The Crowntail was first bred by Indonesian breeder Achmad Yusuf in 1997 when he named the fish ‘Cupang Serit’ at an International Betta Congress.
They are known for their aggressive nature and specific fin characteristics; especially their huge caudal fin.
Their caudal fin has large extensions and can sometimes be 8 inches in diameter; that’s 3x the size of its body!
What’s also impressive, is the significantly reduced webbing between the Crowntail’s rays on their caudal fin; giving a crown like appearance. This crown like appearance comes from the Crowntail’s spiky separate tips on their fins.
You should expect it to grow to 2.5 inches when fully matured, though some can grow to become 3 inches in size.
Whist they come in a mirage of vibrant colors; the most prominent colors have become dark shades of blues and reds.