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Old 05-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #4721 
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Fenghaung, I think copper is a true colour as I believe that is how it got into splendens, but I am not sure if that particular fish is pure as there are a lot of hybrids of splendens complex fish out there and I am not an expert on them.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #4722 
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Thanks, Catw0man. I don't totally trust photos anymore. I had to adjust the photo in my avatar to get closer to reality. Even so, it's not near what the picture on Aquabid was (the mustard was yellow). I'm not disappointed tho. He is gorgeous.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #4723 
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http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1368358357


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1368500979

Ok. I need to get back to reality now.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #4724 
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Copper

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I wonder if this is a natural wild betta colour?

I believe that is a Copper Imbellis. I can't remember if that was an original color morph of Imbellis but they were crossed with splendens in the 90's to get the Copper and Gold splendens we see today.
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I believe that is a Copper Imbellis. I can't remember if that was an original color morph of Imbellis but they were crossed with splendens in the 90's to get the Copper and Gold splendens we see today.
Wow....I'm so glad someone knows all this..... :) I always find these tidbits of information so interesting.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:15 AM   #4726 
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It's a smaragdina not an imbellis. But they can cross with splendens, same as imbellis.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...ttas1367897440

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #4727 
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There you are! I was wondering when you'd pop in and give us the straight p**p. I figured if anybody would know. It sure looks like an Imbellis. I thought Smaragdina were a little more stockier. But then I don't get out much!
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #4728 
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That's about the extent of my knowledge on either species haha as I don't keep them.

Imbellis only come in one colour I believe, while smaragdina seem to have a couple of varieties.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:49 AM   #4729 
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I always here of Copper Imbellis being the origin of the cross to make Copper and Gold Splendens. That's why I figured it was Imbellis. http://www.bettaterritory.nl/BT-AABcoppergenetics.htm
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:36 AM   #4730 
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Thinking perhaps they are a hybrid or the result of some kind of mutation based on this:

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These fish were created by selective breeding
Those betta splendens/imbellis hybrids (from that page) with the longer fins are very unusual looking though.
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