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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question about metallic bettas , need help pleas

[I] have seen and am considering buying a really beautiful "metallic betta" or so the Pet store calls it. She says it is a new kind and is a mixture of a betta with another kind of fish and that it is becoming more common to mix them with other fish. Any one know about these guys and if they are easier or harder to take care of or if they are worth the extra money? He is really pretty. Infect he looks alot like a fancy female And is really shiny on his sides, but she says it is a male. She also has a few other mixed ones but not sure what they are called. Just wanted to know if anyone new anything about these guys . Thanks
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Metallic colored bettas were obtained from crossing splendens to wild types like mahachai. The wild type brought out the metallic of the splenden and was later bred to other colors to gain more metallic varieties.

Caring for metallics (or dragon scale) and non metallics is the same. It's only a color.

Do you have pictures of your little buddy?
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No but he is red with white metallic sides and very pretty. He would live in a bowl though and I have had trouble with others in the past from dying to soon. Plus the one i have now is having some swim bladder issues so I am reluctant to get another but on the other hand I really love them and don' have the space or means to get better than the 1 gallon bowl I have. I per u know if I do get him though. Thanks
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