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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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When i got my betta, Honeycomb, a year ago, he was the only light colored (yellow and somewhat opaque although his pigment is turning to black) betta there. Do any of ya'll know how uncommon this color is?




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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 11:38 AM
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I went to PetSmart yesterday to get my crowntail. Out of about 30 bettas there was one yellow one, but it wasn't even fully yellow. Don't know if that counts.
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Yellow is a recessive color in betta fish and it is hard to get because of that. This website is awesome to answer why http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/genetics.htm


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Yellow has to be bred to red I believe... however it also needs the NR gene (non red). So it's confusing. I'm working on red/orange/and yellow VTs.

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thanks i was just curious because of honeycombs's coloring

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there is a pineapple variety where theres a pattern of yellow/light brown scales and black/dark brown scales on the body. my CY is like that an he has light yellow fins with black edges with a slight irridescense.

@Creat: that you very much for posting that link. its the first site ive seen to explain green/turquoise betta which i have 2 atm.

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Yellow is a recessive color in betta fish and it is hard to get because of that. This website is awesome to answer why http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/genetics.htm
Thanks this site is what i have been looking for!

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I seldom see yellows. I have a yellow pineapple I found at walmart and another one is turning yellow with red dalmation like spots on her fins. I did have a bright yellow VT I found at petco. She was the brightest yellow I have ever seen on a betta.

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I just came home with a little yellow VT boy. He was the only yellow out of around thirty bettas at the store. Around here, I wouldn't say that they are common, but they aren't a rarity either. They are lovely, that's for sure!

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HoneyComb? What a nice name!!! And I think that Yellow is quite rare, hmm... not too sure....... again great name!

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