Originally Posted by bettalover2033
Beautiful as always! The finnage isnt too great, but as a pet he is perfect! The black border on him, does it darken at all? I've had my copper male (in the avatar) darken and get a very pale black when he was stressed
They get super black, usually when he feels very secure or is excited because he see's a female betta.
Here's a horrible photo of how black he gets
Originally Posted by Chard56
@ Copperarabian: He looks to be a Dragon and is still young. I think his finnage will fill in and be quite stunning. Where did you get him? I stop in the local Petco about once a week just in case there's one I can't live without. When I saw this Royal Blue OverHalfmoon Skyhawk there was no hesitation. I intend to breed him with my Purple line and my Green BFOHM line.
Wow that blue OHM rosetail skyhawk is so pretty, I Hope he gives you some amazing purples :D I love your purple gas bettas, the color is so striking.
He's one of the accidental spawn. Sadly most ended up dying because I wasn't prepared at all, although how can you be when your fish decide to plunge into parenthood without asking first. Your brine shrimp eggs are probably what saved the few who made it. His fins are growing pretty slow, from what I've read online that is caused by the rosetail gene or I've managed to stunt his growth. I'm sad I didn't get anymore males I would of loved to see the variation in the spawn.
He's a beautiful fish, but definitely only pet quality which I'm fine with XD You can see he has a patch of deformed scales here.