Originally Posted by LittleBettaFish
Yes, but I was just clearing up the point that red can be a natural colour because you had stated that it wasn't. I just wasn't sure if it would bother the OP to get a red betta and even if it wasn't a splendens, come across wild bettas that are coloured that way. But if it is only the splendens look that the OP is interested in getting away from it shouldn't matter.
Also that is a rutilans. Most are pretty red although there is strain with heavy green iridescence on the sides that I also have.
That doesn't bother me very much because domesticated bettas are mostly bred from imbellis and splendens, so I just concentrate on them not looking like wild imbellis or splendens. I knew there were red wild species :)
I don't like red anyway though, because often they have iridescent scales on the upper half of their body and iridescent tail rays, like the wilds often do...
But there aren't wild orange splendens or imbellis, right?