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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Marble Questions...

so i have my single one female in her own 2 gallon tank, she was originally bright purple all over until recently..she has begun to turn white (like in stripes vertically across her body) and pink in some of her fins...is it possible she is a marble...i have had her about a year and she has never ever changed colors on me...please help as i am stumped :) thanks guys :)

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Melon-HM turquoise/orange dragon
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Rose-CT Red/purple cambodian
Ember-CT red
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 08:15 PM
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Vertical bars are signs of breeding readiness or dominance :) which means she is happy thats my best guess but pics would help


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ok well i cant ever get a decent picture..but the bars have turned to blotches..is she a secret marble and didnt decide to change until now??

Ohana-HM blue/green/red
Hiro-DBT red cambodian
Picasso-HM Koi yellow/black
Melon-HM turquoise/orange dragon
Peaches-CT orange cambodian
Rose-CT Red/purple cambodian
Ember-CT red
Opal-CT light blue cambodian
Mariana-HM dark blue dragon
Dawn-HM silver dragon
Sweet Pea-CT red/blue/cambodian

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Here is an example of the bars I am talking about:
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All bars are slightly different in each female and can look like splotches
And I have only heard of marbles going from light to dark


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:32 AM
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The stripes on your female betta appear normal. Female bettas seem to use vertical and horizontal stripes to communicate with other bettas. Most dark bodied females will have those vertical stripes when they are communicating submission or that they are ready to breed. Dark bodied females will get horizontal stripes when stressed. It is sometimes difficult to see barring on marble females.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 12:05 PM
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The bars Creat is talking about doesn't extend to the fins. So if the fins are changing color, your female is most probably a marble - some marbles do change color at an older age.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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alright cause she has blotchy white patches all over her now...like in a total of 3 days she has changed to a completley different looking fish...odd i have never had a marble change so fast

Ohana-HM blue/green/red
Hiro-DBT red cambodian
Picasso-HM Koi yellow/black
Melon-HM turquoise/orange dragon
Peaches-CT orange cambodian
Rose-CT Red/purple cambodian
Ember-CT red
Opal-CT light blue cambodian
Mariana-HM dark blue dragon
Dawn-HM silver dragon
Sweet Pea-CT red/blue/cambodian

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