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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Which one looks LESS like the wild bettas?

I know other colors look less wild than red or blue, but out of those two, which one do you think looks less like the wild betta markings and colors, and why? Thanks!

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This is not a test, just a matter of opinion ;) but reasoning is appreciated :)

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Would anyone like to explain why they feel the way they do? :)

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I feel like blue is normally darker than red (Not always true though) and so it is closer to the wild coloring as it seems to mostly revolve around darker shades of brown, sometimes green and maybe a tad of red from what I've seen

But on the same note, there are of course dark reds in which the same could be said about the blues.

IMO between the two, I feel blue is closer to the wild type color and red is farther away :)


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I feel like blue is normally darker than red (Not always true though) and so it is closer to the wild coloring as it seems to mostly revolve around darker shades of brown, sometimes green and maybe a tad of red from what I've seen

But on the same note, there are of course dark reds in which the same could be said about the blues.

IMO between the two, I feel blue is closer to the wild type color and red is farther away :)
Thank you for the reply :) Sorry I forgot to clarify but I just meant the typical reds and blues, the reds having some iridescence on the dorsal side of the body and tail rays, and the blues having a dark head and red ventral fins, as well as some red wash on the anal fins. You know, the nothing special, pet store reds and blues...

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Red is such a bright color that it would be like a neon sign to predators in the wild, blue helps you blend in more. Males have both in the wild, but red is much less noticable, they want females to see them but not be a neon sign to predators.
--My thinking of why blue is more wild.

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Personally, I lean towards red as less wild because:
Red's wild traits:
Some iridescent scales on the body
Iridescent tail rays

Blue's wild traits:
Dark head
Iridescence on the body
Red wash on the anal fin

This is all so subjective though, so I want to hear other's opinions...

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