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Old 01-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #1 
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Cool Marble/Color Change (PHOTOS)

Hi everyone! I would like you to meet my Halfmoon Double tail young boy
Robert Frost
This is his colorful adventure through his little metamorphosis
(I apologize in advance if the pictures are that great quality :( )

When I got him he had see-through fines, beautiful pale/white shimmery body and beautiful gleaming teal eyes

A week after he was all settled into his new home, I noticed he started getting small black dots on his body:
(8/24/12)


Then he begins to get black steaks in his fins along with mint green shimmer
(9/1/12)


(9/3/12)


Begins to accumulate more greenish shimmer; top of the eye turns black
(9/3-25/12)


Both eyes turn completely black while getting more black speckles on his body
(9/25/12)


(9/27/12)


(10/29/12)


I, then, went on a vacation for 2 months starting in November to the beginning of January and this is what I come back to...

Complete black body with green shimmer on top of the black; white head with still a little bit of see-through on the edges of his fins.
(1/14/13)




(please ignore his see through fins at the bottom; NOT fin rot)

It's like hes wearing a little black wedding dress!!
I'm not sure if his metamorphasis is over yet, he is still a baby..but we will see

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:54 PM   #2 
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holy cow, what a change!! he looks beautiful before and after, but i love the green-on-black he has now. it's so cute with that pale face, he's kind of gothic looking. :p
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:56 PM   #3 
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Thank you! That's exactly what I thought! (love the finnage on your dp btw!)
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #4 
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Oh wow, that is so cool! I have a HM pretty similar to this... pale pink in the beginning and now with dark streaks/spots spreading all over. I've been wondering if he is marble too... but I guess only time will tell. :) Thanks for sharing your photos. That a super cool little guy! Question: Did the change happen pretty quickly?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #5 
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Oh wow, that is so cool! I have a HM pretty similar to this... pale pink in the beginning and now with dark streaks/spots spreading all over. I've been wondering if he is marble too... but I guess only time will tell. :) Thanks for sharing your photos. That a super cool little guy! Question: Did the change happen pretty quickly?
I would say the color change is gradual, but very noticeable specially after you notice the few first spots then a week late they turn into streaks of color.
His whole process (so far) has been 4-5 months.
You should try to keep track of the change in your betta too and post it! I'd love to see how far your little guy will go too!
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VERY cool! This makes me want to buy a marbled betta! The change is just ridiculous! HES GORGEOUS!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #7 
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VERY cool! This makes me want to buy a marbled betta! The change is just ridiculous! HES GORGEOUS!
thanks! I know it makes me want to have more! But they can be so difficult to spot sometimes. I was just really attractive to his non color and bright blue eyes so i snatched him! then he turns into a beautiful little blackie
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It's fish like this that make me want a marble so bad. You never know what you're going to get! I think he can labelled a piebald marble since his head did not color throughout the process. Wow.
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It's fish like this that make me want a marble so bad. You never know what you're going to get! I think he can labelled a piebald marble since his head did not color throughout the process. Wow.
Piebald! Definitely! Yeah, I'm surprised about his head too, he is still so very young, I'm not sure if the process is done or not, but we will see!
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Gorgeous! I had a marble at one time, very fun to see the changes. I agree that they are hard to spot. After my male I wanted a female to marble for me, but the female I got ended up going from white to dalmatian instead of marbling.
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