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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 curious...do 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.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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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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