I have seen bettas on Aquabid with similar colours to him. Aside from the obvious proof that he got his fishy butt beaten in his tattered fins, he looks healthy. Enormous change in colour, but hey, that's marbles for ya. In fact, the pictures popped up first and I was like, "Holy s***! That is one awesome fish."
Well I'm glad others still find him attractive. And he is doing really well in his own tank now with a neighbouring tank's fish.
And the markings didnt even come back in the same places (like the back of his dorsal instead of the front). So.......just a scary change from a fish that wasn't supposed to have the gene, is all. As far as I know, any ways.
I'm getting MAnaphy, Simi and Chibisaur this week, so am prepping things for them.
Manaphy will be sharing the 10g with Acheron due to lack of heaters, but I think they'll be okay. If not, I'll upgrade them then (even making room on the betta shelf just in case).
Chibisaur will have his own 5g, and Simi will be going into the sorority with Anora.
IN prep I've tied some more plants upside down to some dividers, and strung them across the tank so there's mroe coverage in the high zone (which there hasn't been cuz all my floaty weed melted on me )
PIcs are of Manaphy (blue hm), and Simi (the ct girl, not the red boy)
We had 3 Giant girls arrive today. Hung sent them and 1 DOA, 1 gasping and rough hope she makes it, 1 perfectly healthy. Argg I have crap luck with shipping. Now Im emailing Hung to see what to do. Even in mid summer. Looked like the tiniest amount of water possible in the bag.