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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if New Betta is a Special type?

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I'm new to the forum and I had a question about my new betta. I've kept Bettas for almost 20 years, but I never really got into the different colors and fin types. I've been know to buy the "ugliest" betta on self because I felt like he might not get a home since he wasn't colorful or I'd buy a sick fish and treat it to save it's life.

But two days ago, I saw this little guy and I've never seen a color pattern like it before and I just had to take him home. Is he a special type or was he just lucky to look like that? My camera doesn't give his color justice---the colors are more vivid than in the picture.

Thanks for checking him out!

P.S. Even if he's not a special type---he's still AWESOME to me!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:10 PM
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Wow! He is amazing! Where did you find him?

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he's beautiful. he has the color of a mustard gas.
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I believe he's considered a tri band betta. What did you name him?

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Wow! He is amazing! Where did you find him?
I found him at our local Pet Supplies Plus. They just started to get in bettas with different price ranges which I've never seen them do before (bettas use to be a standard $3.49 in our area--this little guy was now $7.98).

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He's a VT, but has a very interesting color. I'd be one to call him a purple mustard gas type butterfly.

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I agree with what's above, cool find, pretty veiltail too. I love mustard gas and orchids which is why my newest male was a mustard gas.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:51 AM
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Cute boy :)
A VT that is dragonscale (they are starting to pop up in VTs now), he looks like a tri-band, a bit messy, but can still be considered that.. he's pretty :)
Either way, he is a bit special as the dragonscaling hasn't been put to that many VTs yet hehe
Not mustard gas.. he has a tri band pattern with mostly white - nothing like mustard gas. Mustard tends to have only two colors and most of the fin should be of the "mustard" part.

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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!
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BEAUTIFUL dragonscale tricolor butterfly. i'm impressed, especially to see a VT with such beautiful scales, finnage and coloration.

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