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Old 01-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #1 
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is my betta marbeling?

My betta seems happy. But he used to have a black spot on his head. And now its turning like a Grey and his scales on his side seem to be changing too... is this what marbeling looks like? Its not fluffy and he's not lethargic.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #2 
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Hey there,

It is difficult to say for sure if your boy is a marble, he looks more like a red and blue bicolour however it is quite possible that he is carrying a marble gene that has not shown itself until now......most bettas change colour throughout their life and yes marbles are well known for their sometimes quite dramatic colour changes however other varieties also often experience some degree of colour change throughout their lives only usually more subtle than those noticed in marbles. As long as your boy seems happy and active then I would not worry about him. It is always best to keep a close eye on any changes noticed in your bettas appearance or behaviour however your boy appears to be a picture of health
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:28 AM   #3 
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+1 to veggiegirl

It looks like he is a red/blue bicolor, and from what you stated, he is just subtly changing like most bettas will. It is possible to have the marble gene, but usually the changes are much more dramatic.

Here is an interesting summary regarding the marble gene in bettas.
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