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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Color Blind?

I'm bettas see color, or are they like dogs, and only see in black and white?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 01:09 PM
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Betta have very poor eyesight in bright light but can see better in darker water since in the wild they have lots of tannins from fallen leaves.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 04:37 PM
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Apparently they like the colour yellow...
I would assume that since wild males still colour up when they flare, that they can see colour, otherwise colourful finnage would be a disadvantage in the wild. In the dark tannin stained water they have these colours so that others can see them.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 01:04 AM
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As far as I know they can see color, and even have color preferences!

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