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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Betta scale color changing?

I have a RT dragonscale betta and it has blue scales but then when it is in light or something like that it changes to a copper color can anyone tell me why is does that?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 06:31 PM
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Dragons change in the light. He may also be marbling.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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I seem to have a problem with collecting things with scales and fins. Oops
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 11:51 AM
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Is it rare to get a dragonscale?

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:51 PM
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No. I have a pair right now. Dragons are extremely common. Just pet store dragons are often just masked blues so sometimes you can get a dragon and other times just a masked fish.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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so my betta Fhil who is red sometimes shimmers purpley in the sunlight, does that mean he is a dragonscale?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 11:12 AM
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I have a RT dragonscale betta and it has blue scales but then when it is in light or something like that it changes to a copper color can anyone tell me why is does that?
This is due to metallic and dragon scale (genetically dragon = double metallic) properties - They reflect different color spectrum from different light angles. The most common is a solid blue dragon looking like a green dragon. Or in metallic colors - copper may look green or gold from different angles, platinum may look gold..... etc.

But when they change into a different color regardless of light, it is caused by marble genes.

"dragon scale" is just a cross breed - the scales look thicker than normal scales. Red sometimes look purple probably is caused by the incomplete "covering" of the red layer - so slight blue (a top layer color) can be seen from certain angles.

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oh ok thanks a bunch indjo!

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