Originally Posted by sincerelyanna
I'm not very familiar with betta colors.
Is black orchid a rare color?
He has some fin damage, will it eventually heal?
Also, any tips to help intensify his color would be great :)
black orchid is a color type- fully black fish with blue or lavender color between the rays. it's not necessarily RARE, seeing as it's a growing "trend" color within the betta community, but my understanding is that it's hard to breed into fish, and requires almost exclusive inbreeding to continue a line.
here's a wonderful example of a black orchid crowntail: