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Old 03-19-2010, 06:43 AM   #11 
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He has a marble gene? What does that mean?? Now im excited :)
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #12 
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When a betta has marble coloring it means that they are likely do change colors. I have 2 marbles and so far they've just changed once. I can't remember who owns Smore, but he was white with brown and white speckles and all of a sudden he turned all black with some copper.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:49 AM   #13 
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Yeah the marble gene is called a "jumping" gene.. meaning it can move to inhibit genes at different loci (places on the chromosome... a piece of DNA). So a fish with marble may be born white with blue spots but the gene can move and inhibit those colors from coming through and the fish may turn red.

Here is a great description of it.
http://www.bettysplendens.com/articl...articleid=1114
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:49 PM   #14 
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ohh ok so what color do u think he will change into
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I don't think there's any way to tell unless you know the parents and the whole genetic outline.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #16 
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