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Old 11-21-2010, 02:05 PM   #1 
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Meet Hyperion, aka Hyppo

The local petco had some spectacular bettas. Almost walked out with a 5.5inch King (he was half again the size of all the other kings, also a halfmoon) when I discovered this guy in another--hidden--betta rack.

He's a blue-red butterfly (he has a white band at the tips) double tail, I'm unsure what tail type he has doubled, though. I think maybe a delta-tail double-tail. It's hard to see in the pictures, but I think he has a bit of a sun-tail crowning to his fins. His top fins are a bit tattered, I'm sure they'll heal up nicely, though. He also has neon-blue lipstick, and eyeshadow--it really stands out on his black face. He is super iridescent, and my flash wasn't working so I couldn't get many pictures to show it. He's got a nice green sheen all along his red fins, and his blue body--maybe he's a dragon?

He has gotten 5 ghost shrimp since the pictures were taken, and he is totally chill about them--hasn't touched them at all. Even if he doesn't like them eating his sunken pellets, he tries to get them for himself, greedy pig. (Think, hungry hungry hyppo!)

His tank is a 5-gallon hawkeye, with live plants. He really loves hanging out in the "jungle" of my wisteria, and also being in his tiki-cave with half his body sticking out... He's weird. He's really bad at eating pellets, I actually have to crush them--and they're the smallest pellets I've ever seen.

I am totally in love with this fish, as you can tell from how much I'm writing about him xD I'm pretty happy that he's chill about the shrimp, since that means I can eventually upgrade to some of the cool-colored ones :)
I'd love to try and breed this guy, sometime, if I ever find the resources to do so. Honestly, I think he's comparable to anything on aquabid!
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:54 PM   #2 
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He's Beautiful! I love doubletails! i have never seen one colored like him b4
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #3 
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I think I've seen some of his brother around here (probably from the same suppliers we use). He is a nice boy, probably one of the nicest from that spawn.

He isn't something I would have picked up for myself since I like full masks and wider butterfly patterns, but he is a very nice find. I am glad you enjoy him so much.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:27 PM   #4 
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He's pretty!
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #5 
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oh my! he is quite a beaut!
its usually hard to say but this guy has perfect fins!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:21 PM   #6 
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Very spectacular. I wish my petco had better bettas.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:35 PM   #7 
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Gorgeous! Not a full butterfly, because the bands on his fins aren't completely solid, but he's very pretty nontheless! Looks a lot like my two DBT boys, actually.

Looks like he could be a bit of a combtail, too.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:43 AM   #8 
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Wow, really pretty =]

And a great petco find!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:54 PM   #9 
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He's so handsome...a very nice Petco find, congrats.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #10 
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Gorgeous! Kudos to you for giving him a nice home. :)
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