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Old 12-13-2010, 10:23 PM   #11 
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A salamander is a different type of fish, but also a word used for a color of a certain betta. Salamander (in betta color) is a VERY light beige.
Not necessarily true. There are many different types of salamanders.

http://bettafishquality.blogspot.com...fly-betta.html

Salamanders do, however, have the butterfly pattern / finnage coloration.
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Not necessarily true. There are many different types of salamanders.

http://bettafishquality.blogspot.com...fly-betta.html

Salamanders do, however, have the butterfly pattern / finnage coloration.
True, but not ALL salamanders have the butterfly pattern. Although it does run in their genes
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True, but not ALL salamanders have the butterfly pattern. Although it does run in their genes
Story in a nutshell: An American betta fish breeder, "Jude Als" (look it up I'm too lazy to do more research), developed a type of betta coloration we know today as "Mustard Gas". Of course, he sold a pair to another American betta breeder and the original breeder wasn't comfortable with the new breeder selling the fry (that looked a bit different than a true Mustard Gas) the pair he gave her made as "Mustard Gas".

So, to avoid conflict, the new breeder called his/her line of fish that looked similar to Mustard Gas as "Salamander" to set aside his/her line of fish from Jude's. So now, Mustard Gas is universally known just for its yellow fins and blue/green body.

From there, the color became a sensation where Asian breeders started developing more and more strains from these offspring, creating a multitude of color varieties labeled as "Salamander" today, more commonly recognized for a lavender body, maroon-ish body, along with the occasional (but common) butterfly pattern with fins ranging from the colors white to a pale yellow.

EDIT: Blah never mind I won't force you to research...

http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...articleid=1256

BAM! lol

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