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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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What is a dragonscale?

I saw one at the LFS but it didnt look any different. I've tried to find info on them, larger scales, metallic color. Is that the only difference, do you have a picture of a true dragon scale?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 AM
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see how the white/blue scales look alot thicker, and you can see where they start and end? :d compare that, to a normal betta, and you can easily see the difference. :3




i tried to get six bettas with similar colors, to show you the difference in dragon scaling, and regular scaling in similarly-colored bettas. :3
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a dragon betta is basically a betta with really bold colored scales, basically opaque scales on its body.. kinda looks like its been painted with a thick layer of whatever color it is, and doesnt have the shimmery look a normal betta would possibly have. the first 2 pics are dragons, and the 3rd is tamaki, a normal scaled betta, for comparison. :D
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my scaley babies:

~ kanda: male wild type traditional plakat
~ tamaki: male blue/orange delta crowntail
~ natsu: male orange veiltail

The cat troupe :

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Panda: bicolor black/white
- Meme: bicolor black/white
- Gypsy: tortoiseshell
- Turtle: spotted tabby
- Fang: blue
- Yuki: lynx point saimese
- Mei: marble tabby

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a dragon betta is basically a betta with really bold colored scales, basically opaque scales on its body.. kinda looks like its been painted with a thick layer of whatever color it is, and doesnt have the shimmery look a normal betta would possibly have. the first 2 pics are dragons, and the 3rd is tamaki, a normal scaled betta, for comparison. :D
tee-hee! we used the same MG dragon. :d
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:P posted at the same time!

my scaley babies:

~ kanda: male wild type traditional plakat
~ tamaki: male blue/orange delta crowntail
~ natsu: male orange veiltail

The cat troupe :

-
Panda: bicolor black/white
- Meme: bicolor black/white
- Gypsy: tortoiseshell
- Turtle: spotted tabby
- Fang: blue
- Yuki: lynx point saimese
- Mei: marble tabby

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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that blue one is amazing!!! Can you find a dragonscale in a VT? I have two beautiful VTs (I think). I will post pictures when I can :) One male one female.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 02:16 AM
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I learned about dragons the hard way. Someone uploaded a picture of a super red VT with white dragon scales...

*hits self with brick* I was convinced it had a form of ich....

I didn't know next to crud about betta's back then.

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Yep, all Betta colors come in all tail types (= VT's are just really rare to find in dragon form.

If guppies are jewels, than Bettas must be rainbows

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