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Old 07-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #1 
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Can my fancy betta make koi offspring?

I was wondering if there is a way to breed my fancy dragon boy (Hydrus) to produce koi offspring. Or are fancy betta concidered koi? I'd love to produce the more obvious koi pattern/colors. What kind of female would I need? I currently have a sibling of his that I was planning to breed him to, but I just LOVE the koi and have became a bit obsessed with them and would love to produce some myself.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #2 
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I have several different females, but I can invest in another! :)
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #3 
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From my understanding you need two koi's to produce koi. But hoping somebody else corrects me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #4 
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Dang. I was looking up what constitutes as fancy, and I guess there are different patterns of fancy which includes the koi pattern... I was hoping I could make some with my fancy guy. I don't know what pattern he would be, I'm guessing just marble? It's hard to categorize him.
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I don't think your guy constitutes as a fancy betta. From what I see, "fancies" are generally marbles with 3+ colours. Your betta is more like a pineapple butterfly dragon, although the butterfly pattern isn't that clean.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #6 
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So his cello and black edging doesn't count in his colors?
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Where's the cello? Do you mean the clear part of his fins? That would be the part of his butterfly pattern. A cellophane is entirely colourless all over. As for the black edging, no, that wouldn't really count into his pattern.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #8 
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I thought fancies are 3 or more colors. I'm just trying to be clear because I bought him as a fancy... and that he was a orange, marble fancy. I spent a good deal on him, and want to know what to ask the breeder that sold him to me. I was unaware that cello was considered completely clear.

So clear, black, and orange doesn't count as 3 colors present on him?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #9 
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Imo, a fancy means different things to different people, but all the ones I've seen are multicoloured marbles. He doesn't look like he has three colours to me.

Here, this was an old thread that discussed fancies: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ighlight=Fancy
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #10 
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Thank you! I'm going to bring it up to the breeder. .. he assured me he was show quality and a fancy marble. .. I spent $50 on him and then express shipping since he was a splurge. I hope you're right! Myates did comment that he didn't need much work though I'm terms of form. So at least I have that. .. though I feel a bit crushed.*I guess if he's a nothing like you say then I can experiment with colors.
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