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Old 05-31-2013, 08:49 AM   #1 
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Butterfly?

This is one of my daughter's bettas, Optimus Prime (for obvious reasons). He is just a PetCo betta, but I honestly think he's an exceptionally pretty one. Is he considered a butterfly? You can't tell from my poor photography, but he has a clear black band at the edge of all his fins.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #2 
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Ah. I've found the answer. So yes, I see that he is a butterfly and must also be carrying the melano gene. Interesting!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:40 PM   #3 
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He's a faltered BT because the bands of color aren't all identical. His dorsal fin has a thicker band of blue than his tail, and his tail than his anal. But he is a BT :)
Pretty nice for a petco find!
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So interesting! Thank you, Krys!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:45 PM   #5 
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He is awesome for a Petco betta! Nice find!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:47 PM   #6 
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No problem!
He was probably from a breeder trying to spawn show bettas. Some breeders just dump the faltered ones on pet stores for a quick few bucks. But I think the faltereds and muts are the cutest. More original and interesting. :)
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:51 PM   #7 
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Krys, have you seen the gorgeous abandoned transship betta that Hopdiggity has up on Aquabid? He looks remarkably like your avatar....
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1370291058
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #8 
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Nope.
He's not.
Mine's a deep red.
But he is gorgeous indeed. x)
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:55 PM   #9 
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Ah. It can be hard to tell from the pictures. The contrast on yours must be gorgeous in person! I'm suddenly loving the plakats, though I don't have any yet...:)
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