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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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That's the coolest looking betta ever!

Can someone tell me what classifies a betta as a dragon/dragonscale? I've been doing some research and I can't seem to find a straight answer. Is it referring to the color or the shape of the fins?
a dragon scale betta is a betta that has a full or almost full body metallic scale. Or any betta that has a full body color white and different color fins. Dragon scale bettas are mixed from wild bettas to get the metallic scales as wild betta only have the shiny metallic scales

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Yellow Dragon scale


Black Dragon Scale


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Wow, okay. Thank you Setsuna! I would have never been able to figure it out without you :D

That yellow dragonscale is gorgeous, probably because I LOVE gold :D and the black one is really cool too.
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I still think this black dragon VT is worth more then 3 dollars he's at least 10
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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 01:51 AM
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Dragon scaling is thick and provides a quality of iridescence (refractence, actually) that most Betta do not have, even iridescent ones..
There is also a unique scale distribution as shown in those photos. Thanks, Setsuna.

Purists insist that a true "dragon" has white scales only. Some include light blue. The rest are referred to as "coppers." My opinion is that any thick scale fish that has those characteristics should be called a"dragon."

I'm often wrong. ;-}

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The difference between a DeT and a VT are not a matter of votes or opinions, but quantifiable characteristics. Check the IBC website or BettySplendens.

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The difference between a DeT and a VT are not a matter of votes or opinions, but quantifiable characteristics. Check the IBC website or BettySplendens.
It is if I want it to be
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LMAO I'm sorry I read it wrong but yea that guy looks good to pass up twice
I actually think that I'm gonna go back next weekend and see if he's still there. If he is (by some miracle), I'm gonna pick him up.
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nice fish, It makes you wonder how many people are working on Vt lines if at all since this one is imported, he is soo pretty.

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Oh, User. You keep changing your avatar among the girls in your sorority. I'm so jealous.
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he's a delta has more than two rays and has a triangle caudal.

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