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Old 05-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #1 
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Is there a name for this type of coloring?

I just bought a new veiltail, the first fish since my Fabio died almost a year ago. He is very pretty and I thought him to be a bi-color with some cellophane along his tail. His body and part of his fins is a light goldfish orange and the ends of the fins are a creamy white.

However, I've noticed that in sunlight or when at the right angle, the white areas on his fins and some of his scales glow a neon purple. It looks like he is in ultra-violet light, with it glimmering like that. Is there a name for this? A highlight, perhaps? I can't really get it on camera yet but I am trying.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #2 
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Hmm......I would say pinnaple ,but he could possibly be a Marble :D

http://watershed3.tripod.com/types.html

Does he look like any of those?
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #3 
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He's not a marble. In terms of fish from that page, he's like the yellow one from the California Betta Society, only orange instead of yellow. I am more curious about the neon violet coloring he gets in different lights, if there is a name for that.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #4 
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haha well actually what you are seeing is his underskin so to speak ;) those colors are actually a layer under what you usally see.........

A true solid colored IBC quality betta does not change tremendously in different sorts of lighting........

I know what your talking about though.............it is probably a mix of a petstore betta & Creamsicle.

A creamsicle is a butterfly type with orange instead of yellow ;)
Though lol talking in genetic terms, orange & yellow are just a throw off bi-product of red.

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #5 
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To tell if your betta is truely bred without mixes of other genes just buy a neon light and you can always tell ;)
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Haha. I'm not too interested in the breed quality, never have been with any animal. He's a pet store betta but I do love the idea of him being a creamsicle! Yummy.
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My Female Betta Spectra (My Avatar) also gets that ultra violet coloring in certain light also. It does make those kinds of colored Bettas look pretty cool.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:25 PM   #8 
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My Female Betta Spectra (My Avatar) also gets that ultra violet coloring in certain light also. It does make those kinds of colored Bettas look pretty cool.
I had a female that same colour with the iridescent rainbow sheen. In another thread I asked what colour that sheen was and was told it's called "grizzle".
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My new boy has the black light look too. Interesting because he actually looks ultra violet but getting that sorta colouring on a photo requires a seriously awesome camera but most digital cameras have a yellow film on the lenses to stop UV light from showing on pictures so the purple/blue colour is impossible to photograph (just a snippet of info I thought I didn't know). He's a lush colour Sivan and Creamsicle sounds so interesting compared to "just orange" :D
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Thanks! I love the blacklight look too. And I'm definitely going to be calling him a creamsicle. I thought he looked like the inside of a Cadbury Cream Eggs, so he's just becoming more and more delicious as I talk about him.
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