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Old 09-28-2009, 01:23 AM   #1 
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Question butterfly bettas

Hi, are butterfly bettas really rare? I just realized they existed, LOL.
I am new to bettas. Could I find them in my local pet store or would I need to contact a breeder?

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:52 AM   #2 
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Im still not sure what exactly a butterfly betta is, could some1 please clarify?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:12 AM   #3 
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"Butterfly" refers to the color pattern on the fins.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #4 
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What kind of pattern? Could someone post a pic? I've wondered this same thing. I've heard different ideas on what a Butterfly betta really looks like, though.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #5 
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They have at least two colors with one of the colors being predominant around the edges of the fins. The second color, which is usually darker, fills in the body area of the fish.

theres also a tricolor butterfly
Created by crossing choice Cambodian bettas with classic butterflies, tricolor butterfly bettas have three, rather than two, colors, and can present with a variety of stunning patterns and shapes. One form of the tricolor butterfly betta, called the Tutweiler crowntail is seen as a Holy Grail among betta enthusiasts, but it is very hard to breed
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:25 PM   #6 
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This is a butterfly betta. Its based on colouration. Also the link said salamander. I believe that from the two long front fins under its head.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:34 PM   #7 
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so is this a tri color? because it has blue, then gold, then black?
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:37 PM   #8 
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my Carmine is solid Orange body with white/transparent fis....does that make him a butterfly? I'm confused
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:16 PM   #9 
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my Carmine is solid Orange body with white/transparent fis....does that make him a butterfly? I'm confused
No he is bi-coloured.
There are two types of Bi-coloured Betta:
a) dark body types, with light fins, and ...
b) light body types, with dark fins (including the Cambodian trait).



To be a butterfly, the colour needs to be on his fins. Like orange body with the inside of the fins are orange. Then all the way around the fins will be encased in white.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:11 PM   #10 
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thanks that was helpfull anyway I sort of want a butterfly when I go to petco on Sat.

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