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Old 03-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #51 
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Yes, but I was just clearing up the point that red can be a natural colour because you had stated that it wasn't. I just wasn't sure if it would bother the OP to get a red betta and even if it wasn't a splendens, come across wild bettas that are coloured that way. But if it is only the splendens look that the OP is interested in getting away from it shouldn't matter.

Also that is a rutilans. Most are pretty red although there is strain with heavy green iridescence on the sides that I also have.
That doesn't bother me very much because domesticated bettas are mostly bred from imbellis and splendens, so I just concentrate on them not looking like wild imbellis or splendens. I knew there were red wild species :)

I don't like red anyway though, because often they have iridescent scales on the upper half of their body and iridescent tail rays, like the wilds often do...

But there aren't wild orange splendens or imbellis, right?
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:29 AM   #52 
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #53 
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Here's Setsuna's picture of a pure splendens

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/x...ndenmale-1.jpg

It's not as pale as the one in the video. I think it was either a trick of the light or the colour of the fish in the video was slightly washed out making it appear paler than what it truly is.

The body of the splendens in this picture still has a reddish hue but is also much darker along the head and topline.

I think if you went out and purchased a bright orange or yellow VT betta Finnfinnfriend, chances are it is not going to bear much similarity to the linked to fish.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:34 AM   #54 
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Here's Setsuna's picture of a pure splendens

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/x...ndenmale-1.jpg

It's not as pale as the one in the video. I think it was either a trick of the light or the colour of the fish in the video was slightly washed out making it appear paler than what it truly is.

The body of the splendens in this picture still has a reddish hue but is also much darker along the head and topline.

I think if you went out and purchased a bright orange or yellow VT betta Finnfinnfriend, chances are it is not going to bear much similarity to the linked to fish.
Thank you. lol :) Well based on that picture, even a darker orange would be okay, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWT1B0QBDBg

In that ^ video, it looks like there is a wild splenden in the tank closest to the camera and a wild imbellis in the background. Am I right?
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #55 
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I am not sure what is in the back compartment. I've found Pibk sometimes has hybrids for sale on AB that can look very pure and I am not knowledgeable enough on the various nuances to say whether it is imbellis or not.
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I am not sure what is in the back compartment. I've found Pibk sometimes has hybrids for sale on AB that can look very pure and I am not knowledgeable enough on the various nuances to say whether it is imbellis or not.
ooh okay :)

Aaaannnyway the conclusion here seems to be: Yellow, orange dalmatian, orange, white....Right?
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For what you seem to want I would say those colours are your best bet.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:34 AM   #58 
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For what you seem to want I would say those colours are your best bet.
Okay. Thank you :)
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