A very fine adult veiltail . Notice the relatively long finnage (compared with the fantail) and the heavy, drooping tail with very little forking. (It is very difficult to obtain a picture of veiltails with all the finnage fully extended; the tall dorsal fin and the long pelvic fins tend to sweep to the rear as the fish swim). Shown at BAS 2004.
Fine adult veiltail from the same breeder as the top fish. Shown at BAS 2006.
Large adult with a preponderance of red and much black colouration in the fins. It is very typical for the dorsal fin to curve over slightly to one side as the fish ages, as seen here and in a couple of the fish below. Notice also the slight hood that some veiltails acquire as they mature, which ideally should be absent. Shown at BAS 2005 (left) and 2006 (right).
Three further adult calico veiltails. Shown at BAS 2006; the fish at top right was also shown in 2005.
Adult calico veiltail shown at BAS 2008. This fish has a pleasing, even calico pattern which ideally should contain more red (rather than orange).
Adult calico veiltail in one of our breeder's tanks, 2018.
Two adult fish from the BAS 35mm slide collection.
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