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Old 11-28-2012, 07:29 AM   #1 
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Bring on the Butterflies!

Show off your fluttery Butterfly bettas!

Here are a few of mine -

Grimble ~




Petunia ~


And an unnamed boy I just found yesterday ... and totally fell in love with. ~


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:21 AM   #2 
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Beautiful! Especially the first and last!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #3 
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Grimble looks amazing....love that color.

Now before this thread gets any bigger, can someone explain what qualifies as a 'butterfly' betta?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #4 
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Ah sorry, should've explained a little :)
A butterfly is a patterned betta with two or three even bands of colour on their fins - say, their body colour - and a white band on the outer edge of their fins.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #5 
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Kiyohime, I'm not sure if this is a butterfly, as It said it was a salamander, I think salamander is more body fin color and butterfly is only fins??

He was waaaay smaller a few weeks ago, his fins are growing like crazy XD Can't wait till he's full grown!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #6 
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Ah sorry, should've explained a little :)
A butterfly is a patterned betta with two or three even bands of colour on their fins - say, their body colour - and a white band on the outer edge of their fins.
Ahhh...LOL that would explain why others were referring to mine as a butterfly. I thought it was just a salamander HMPK.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #7 
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Ahhh...LOL that would explain why others were referring to mine as a butterfly. I thought it was just a salamander HMPK.

I'm reading that salamanders are butterflies, fin wise D: I'm so confused now
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #8 
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This is my Butterfly Star :)
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #9 
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Butterfly Bettas have a solid colored body, and their fins are divided into two separate colors, which are ideally symmetrical. The fins display a banded pattern with emphasis placed on the contrast of the band rather than the coloring of the body and fins. The bands should be crisp - not a blending of opposing fin color but one with an equal division between one color and another on the fins. The variegated fin mutation is dominant but the effects are highly variable from fish to fish.

The bands should be of more or less equal width (ideally 1/2 the area of the total fin) and symmetry. Lack of definition between the bands is considered a fault. There are two forms the BF may take: The two-band fin pattern, and the multiple-band fin pattern. Bands should always be relatively equal in width and breadth regardless of their number, and have clear separation of color.


Here are two butterfly patterns -
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #10 
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Kitty, she is very pretty :) But I believe she is a bi-colored betta rather than a butterfly - not enough distinction, spacing and her dorsal isn't bf patterned
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But she is very pretty!
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