Mortimer the Betta Fish Canvas Print

Canvas Print

Mortimer the Betta Fish

by Cindy Lou Bailey

Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.


A male Betta splendens
This is Mortimer (my pet Betta fish!) He is male Veil tail variation; he has extended finnage length and a non-symmetrical, drooping tail, with caudal fin rays that only split once. This beautiful tropical fish displays shades of cobalt, turquoise, violet, cerulean and touches of deep red. In a blue Veil tail, the top layer of skin cells is more concentrated with iridocytes, or iridescent pigment cells, so these cells appear as a vivid, shimmering blue.

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