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Old 08-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #1 
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What betta colors do you think look the most differed from a wild type betta?

List a few if you want... I want to see what you guys think!
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #2 
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Anyone?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #3 
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Location: In the wilderness! and my house sometimes. IT'S AWESOME, RIGHT?! *Wolf howl*
I want to support you, but I have no idea what colour I like, so I'll just say this:


I LIKE PIE!!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #4 
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Lol... Well I like pie too.. Especially chocolate cream... BUT:

I was asking what colors people think are the most different from wild type, not which colors they like...
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Cellophane. I can't imagine that coloration would fare very well in the wild, given that wild betta would be hiding in dark water with plants and stuff... would stick out like a sore thumb!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #6 
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Cellophane. I can't imagine that coloration would fare very well in the wild, given that wild betta would be hiding in dark water with plants and stuff... would stick out like a sore thumb!
Could a fish like that in the wild get sunburned?
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #7 
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Cellophane. I can't imagine that coloration would fare very well in the wild, given that wild betta would be hiding in dark water with plants and stuff... would stick out like a sore thumb!

I would think that the cellophane would help them blend in...
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any other colors?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #9 
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Could a fish like that in the wild get sunburned?
Yes fish can get sunburned. A very specific case brought this to light. There was a massive koi pond in Japan that had almost no shade. All of the fish were white or lighter colors. Because they had no shade, they all got "sunburned" (which is basically radiation damage of the skin--it's under the scales). As a result of this, many of the koi developed skin cancer and succumbed to it.

For all the colors that look unnatural I'd say it has to be the the whites. It's a color seen so rarely in fish because it stands out so well in the murky waters. Reds actually blend in rather well when the water has a high amount of tannins.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:28 AM   #10 
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I agree with the white looking unnatural, but I meant the most different looking from the colors and markings of a wild betta splendins/imbellis, not a wild fish in general.

EDIT: what measures would have to be taken to avoid giving a white betta radiation damage...would the tank being inside be enough?

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