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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Zerk

So this is Zerk, which is easy spelling for Xerc which is short for Xerxes.(cause I'm lazy) He/She/It is a Chinese Water Dragon of unknown gender. You won't be able to tell until He/She/It is at least 1-1.5 years old. I shall be referring to He/She/It for the time being in the masculine form for ease. I brought him home today and he shall be my new mascot.

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Gender: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Length: ~7"

Without further to do, I introduce Xerxes



And some of him lounging around the tank.


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Males - Alpha(CT), Unnamed Dragon(HMPK)
Females - Red, Green, Teal, Blue, Pina, Helena

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Xerxes
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 08:08 PM
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awwwww..sooo cute <3

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post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! the larger ones were really pretty. I hope Zerk colors up nicely.

Betta:
Males - Alpha(CT), Unnamed Dragon(HMPK)
Females - Red, Green, Teal, Blue, Pina, Helena

Dragons:
Xerxes
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Just fed him for the first time. He ate a cricket out of my hand, it was super cute. Now he is just chilling on his stick basking in the light.

Betta:
Males - Alpha(CT), Unnamed Dragon(HMPK)
Females - Red, Green, Teal, Blue, Pina, Helena

Dragons:
Xerxes
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Which kind is he? Aren't there brown, green, and blue water dragons?

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post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, I thought there were a few species... Chinese, Australian, etc. I may be wrong though.

I know some Chinese are vibrant green and others have a bit of blue on their faces... maybe that's just a coloring thing.

Betta:
Males - Alpha(CT), Unnamed Dragon(HMPK)
Females - Red, Green, Teal, Blue, Pina, Helena

Dragons:
Xerxes

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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 11:09 AM
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Want want want!

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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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lol Fishman.

After a bit more research there is debate about whether or not Color morphs exist for Chinese Water Dragons. CWDs do come in some different colors but more often than not they are tinted with that color rather than actually being that color. (Green with a hint of blue, Green with a hint of Yellow). The Question is how much of it needs to be tinted, and how dark does it need to be to be considered a morph and not just a tint.

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Females - Red, Green, Teal, Blue, Pina, Helena

Dragons:
Xerxes
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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 11:31 AM
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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<3 Adorable!
He/she/it (:P) is super adorable! I love reptiles, and he's just too cute!

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