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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM
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Fairly sure the term just means a 3+ color marble, though sometimes I see regular 'ol multis given the term.

It's actually pretty tough to get a "good" marble by IBC standard.. The marbling has to be distributed in an even 50/50 ratio on the fins and body.
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It's actually pretty tough to get a "good" marble by IBC standard.. The marbling has to be distributed in an even 50/50 ratio on the fins and body.
I never knew that! I mean I knew it was tough to get a good marble, but I was never told it had to be 50/50. I just spawned a blue dalmation type marble girl, and a MG type fancy boy, in hopes of getting some interesting show quality fry...so I'm glad I know this now! Thanks! (I guess I should have researched through the handbook a little more before spawning them lol)

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Happy I know this too.

I have an MG type boy and I want to breed him to a marble girl and make a nice marble strain with him. Also want to breed him to another MG type female as well and get straight up clean crisp MG patterns.

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DOesn't marbling refer to color changing...? Does that mean that my tri-colored "fancy" male that I just bought is going to continue changing color? -.-


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This is an example of a marble. It's not so much they change color as it's they are like 'calico's'. Their pattern changes.

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Hakoden Kitty, your boy looks more like a Grizzle, which doesn't change color nearly as dramatically as your regular marble. I think they share some similarities in their genetics, but I own many grizzles myself for my own breeding programs, and they never changed color on me yet. :)
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Okay, whew. I didn't think he looked like a marble, but he was labeled a fancy. I was looking more at the image than the labeling. So...just a matter of mis-labeling? I usually pay more attention to the fish itself, and the description, than the label. Since so many people seem to have discrepancies regarding such.


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So what exactly is a tiger and why do they call the color/pattern that? I tried googling but only found the wild type.
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Tigers is just a marketing term for orange bettas with black spots. They don't have any stripes. So I guess they should be called leopard bettas LOL.

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I actually prefer the name Leopard Betta! If that's all tigers are, I guess I have a few of those! Two PK males yellow/orange with black spots, and a female of the same. Theyre absolutelt gorgeous. I'm imagining the pattern possibilities their babies would have...
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