i got him from kelsonbetta, he still hasn't given me feedback and was terrible to communicate with. I was pretty darn sure he was not the same fish, but he was SO small when he cam, almost as small as a nickel! So I couldn't tell. Yes his body is very light in color, and the one I "bought is black- different shaped head I think too.. He really doesn't ever flare, even when Spidey flares at him.
I stare at him, but I just can't see how his rays grew that long in such a short time. :( As I said he is very cute and friendly...just sucks that I paid $31 for him plus shipping. :(