Originally Posted by Amphibianite
I know it truly is amazing, who could have guessed a guy like that could make Marble bettas. I also find it amazing that he knew enough about betta genetics to try what he was trying,
I agree, especially since he went to prison. Though we should remember that not all people go to prison for the "right" reasons either. I wonder how he get the marble gene. (What color would the original "solid" pair have to be?) You see it was the mixing of colors.
Also as many of us know, marbles will eventually get to a butterfly pattern in a couple generations. To be clearer, if you have a marble pair that does NOT have such a wide variety of marble on them or in their genes you can get the butterfly gene eventually present. This is why when you explained that he tried to get a black BUTTERFLY, the light bulb just went.