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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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How rare are yellow bettas?

My local Petsmart has had a number of yellow plakat bettas (or dragonscale... are they the same thing?). I have never seen them anywhere else. They're so awesome and I really want one but I don't have any extra tanks right now! They aren't solid yellow- they have some black outlines to their scales. They're so cool. Are they rare?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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Yellow is not a common color, especially strong yellows.

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I don't think they are to uncommon. I saw some very beautiful yellow VT males at Walmart today. They were unhealthy which means their color was washed out but they where still pretty yellow.
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A strong pure yellow is rare. Ones with black flecks and other coloured washes are not. The bettas you are describing sound very pretty.
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I'm not sure of their rarity or if it matters if its male or female. Petsmart & Petco for that matter will have certain colors for periods of time & then the colors switch. In any case I have a beautiful yellow CT female that I got from Petsmart a few months back, I was looking closely at her the other day & boy has she gotten to be a bright yellow. I attempted a pic but she wasn't having it.
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