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Old 08-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #1 
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Why do breeders refer to bettas as green when they really look blue? (on Aquabid)

This is one example:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...swt&1378295661

One fin might be a little green but it's certainly not the predominant color. I see this often. So why is that?
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #2 
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Same reason blues with redwash are sold as "purples".
It sells(to people who don't know what real green/purple really looks like).
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #3 
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So long as you bring that up my avatar fish was sold as a salamander. Is salamander the proper term for him? His body is primarily lavendar.

I hate the improper terms. I wouldn't mind having a truly green fish but it's annoying to look only to find yet another blue fish.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:02 AM   #4 
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Salamander is the usual name for that color, yes. Turquoise are referred to as green sometimes. They are between blue and green so some lighting or moniters make them look blue. Very few grass greens out there.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #5 
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The greens have a green sheen to them that blues don't have.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #6 
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IMO the description of green should be for a fish like this:

http://www.aboutfishonline.com/images/bettagreen.jpg

Otherwise blue green would be a more honest description IMO.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #7 
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The IBC considers the color green, too, though--it's not just the sellers.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #8 
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Since it's common I figured as much but just sayin'.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #9 
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Also have to keep in mind, under incadescent lighting it will look either blue or green, and under florescent lighting the same fish will look either blue or green.. complete opposite.

Here is an example of a fish I had long ago.. same camera, same day, two different tanks - one with incadescent lighting, the other florescent. Depending on which light he was under he was either an emerald green or a royal blue.

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