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Old 05-13-2013, 10:20 PM   #1 
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New to bettas, evaluate the potential of my Male platinum purple PK?





I picked him up 3 days ago so he may still color up more. The purple is visible to the naked eye and is not iridescence. He has a bit of copper overtone to the fins in the sunlight.

I'm relatively new to bettas (I had some a few year back, never bred any) but would like to start learning about the very basics of breeding (separate from genetics) so I'd like to learn how to evaluate potential breeders?

He's relatively young, good fiesty male, decent coloration, and has 4 fin rays (I think?)
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:27 PM   #2 
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I'm not an expert but I have never seen anything like him
he's magnificent! Where did you get him? Any
more like him?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:48 PM   #3 
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I picked him up from my local Petsmart, sadly, so I don't have any lineage information. He was mislabeled as a female, and sadly, the only one there like him. I've never seen one like him before either!
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #4 
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I can't give you a proper critique since I really don't have "an eye," but he is a nice plakat. He looks like a fish I spotted at Petco a few weeks ago, but didn't buy because of lack of space:

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Thanks! They do look a lot alike though yours semms to be opaque white (i think?) while mine appears to be silver platinum?

Just realized this should be in the breeding section, gonna move it over there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #6 
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I'm not a breeder so i don't quite know what to look for. I think he is gorgeous! You can really see the purple in the last picture and he almost has a full mask. You definitely lucked out with that one!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #7 
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He's really beautiful! Congratulations!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #8 
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Beautiful animal ,but heīs not doing the full 180 degrees , no? For breeding you must find a female with nice fin definition because his finīs are not flawless(first dorsal rays a little short,etc.), but heīs a keeper , 4sure!

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