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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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okay So I did some looking but couldnt come up with a definitive answere. What makes one a dragon? is this a good or bad thing?? I keep seeing the term, but Im not sure what im looking at or for?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 08:16 PM
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A dragon is a type of coloration on the betta. Usually you can tell what a dragon is because the scales look thicker -as if there's multiple scales piled on top of each other-, metallic scaling on top, and are often times outlined in another coloration. There's nothing wrong with being a dragon, it's actually a coloration that many people like the look of. SOMETIMES, however, the dragon scaling can end up on the bettas' eyes, hampering the ability to see somewhat.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 03:04 PM
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thats interesting, my new one is probably a dragon too. his body is pale but there's a turquiose green metallic shine on 90% of his body. the top half of his head down to back of gills has nothing but some green shine is under his eyes also. can dragonscales make a betta blind?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 05:43 PM
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As CodeRed said, if the scaling ends up on the eyes it can cause blindness.
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