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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Talking New boy!

I'm so happy My 3 gallon tank finished cycling so I went to my LFS and got a new Betta. They had dragons on sale for $7 so I got him (big steal because all their Bettas are from thailand)

He's a dragon PK with a copper dorsal (with black spots) and his fins are red. His body is almost perfectly covered in dragon scales, and they have a coppery tint (but theirs a red area on his forehead) pics later because he's currently being acclimized (IDK if I spelled/said it right) and the store handeled him very roughly so he's stressed. I'm 98% sure he's healthy, too. And he's about 1.5 inches so he's very, very young. I can't wait to see him in a decent sized tank instead of a glass bottle (my LFS uses those instead of cups for Bettas for some reason)

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:29 PM
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O wow sooo happy for u that ur tank is finally done cycling and that u found a new boy!
He sound's really pretty! Can't wait for pic's!!

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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I released him! Well...

His dorsal fin makes me think kind of like he's a she, but I don't know everything seems so male-ish. I can't really tell because *he* flared at the store and I didn't see the beard, that or it's cellophone.... Also, *he* is so active flaring at the sides and charging at the stuff in *his* tank. I hope he doesn't see me as the enemy who destroyed his quiet life at the fish store lol.

And I'm thinking of naming him Ryu (I know, Already!)

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Congrats on the new boy! I LOVE Dragons! Ryu sounds like a great name for him.

(I can't wait to see pics!)

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Ryu does sound like a great name, well try to get pic's of him/her and we could all help in determining the sex of ur new fish~!!

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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I am seriously starting to think "he's" a she. Other than that dorsal everything screams male... I don't know. Here are the pics, please give me your opinion (I wanted the name Ryu but that might not sound good with a female ) I'm not sure I've never owned a female, I can't see... IT'S belly so I can't tell if he/she has the white dot.

Pic 1: bad shot but shows female like dorsal
the rest are just pics to show what he/she looks like (sorry about size)
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I have a girl and he looks a lot like how my girl Maka is built. From the dorsal to the anal he appears to be a little girl. I'd give him some time and Ryu is a clever name for a girl fish too. It's also possible he's a Plakat. Plakats have been mistaken for female betta's too.

(Nami is a good one too.)

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If this is a girl I NEED her for my future sorority, she'd be the prettiest fish in the tank... Then I can get yet another Betta lol yay!

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Hmmmmm, she has male ventral fins. You can't tell in the photo, but "she" does. Their flowy and full... do you think maybe its a juvenile male PK?

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He's beautiful! I love that face shot of him. Congratulations!
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