Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Vizja is right. Dragons have really thick scales, sometimes they happen to be shiny, but none of mine are. Metallics (copper, gold, etc) are just full of irid.
I see how it can be confusing -- at petsmart and places they always have really shiny betta's under dragon scales. Half of them arent even dragons, they just have a lot of metallic on them so they want people to pay more.
See how on this guy you can see each individual scale looks really thick?
And with ths guy - you can see each scale, but its not as thick, just metallic
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders