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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 AM
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Everyone seems to throw anything purple and yellow into mustard gas. I read a story sorry dont remember where about the breeder of line. Basically anything not from his line should be termed mustard gas type. Hope your guy enjoys his new home!
I've read that story too. MG is trademarked now, but people throw just about everything into that classification now so that's why I mentioned it as MG TYPE. It's just easier to explain that way to me.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much to everyone for all the information!

Due to my lack of knowledge on the types, what is a dragonscale and how can you tell it from a standard betta? Is a dragonscale new to the bettas?
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 06:56 PM
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Dragonscale is relatively new.. it's basically just a mutation of the scales - originally made for thicker, harder scales for fighting. They are becoming wide spread and popular.. yours is a "full mask" dragonscale meaning it covers his head/face.
Basically, just thicker scales.

Other traits are just the body, or there is a line going from mouth to top of the head void of these scales.. also could have a pattern that seems to be checkered type.

I personally love them in pictures, but not in life as much.. surprising since I have 3 or 4 dragonscales lol.

Here are a few of mine as reference..
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He's gorgeous! What a great find! :D I LOVE the colors!
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