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Old 08-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #1 
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How would this mix...?

I've just had this burning question anytime I think about breeding bettas.
I'm not planning on breeding anyone (at least not until I free up some space in my rather cluttered room, lol), but still.

What would you get if you mix...

1. Opaque white x cellophane

2. Blue/red x cellophane

3. Opaque white x opaque electric blue

4. All black x opaque white

5. Dragon blue/pink x cellophane

(I love cellophanes, can you tell?)


I don't understand how colors mix, is really what I'm saying.... I'm also not concerned about tail types in this.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:24 AM   #2 
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I'm not an expert, but here i go...
1. Probably mostly cellophanes
2. Lots of marbles, no telling what colour (depends on how pure the line is)
3. ^see above
4. black and white marbles? like a cow? that would be so cool :)
5. Again, lots of marbles. Maybe a few with dragon scales.
I have a cellophane. Or he might be an albino, cause his eyes are red... He's being treated for severe ich right now but you can see his pictures here:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=78594
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #3 
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Your fish is gorgeous. He actually reminds me of my fish Revenant. I hope he gets well soon!

Thanks for the input, too. I wondered about cellophanes mixing with colored bettas because I didn't know how that would mix... like cellophane with color genes? I suppose pure color lines mixing with other pure color lines makes marbles... which opens a door and closes another. :'D

Also, albino fish can have a pattern... I've seen a lot of albino guppies with color and pattern to them, but they have red eyes. There's also an albino Oscar fish at work, but he's got a bit of a pattern to him, too. You might just have an albino cellophane. :) Which I think is doubly cool, even if that sounds foolish of me. xD;
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:39 PM   #4 
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Unless you know the lineage of any of these fish for at least 3 generations, it is hard to say what the outcome would be. Most cellophanes tend to carry some marble that may not appear until the fish is over 8 months old.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #5 
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I did buy Jade as a white betta with cellophane fins... he very quickly marbled into the dark blue and dark red he is now. And he's still changing. X__x

I figured generations woul play into this too... I guess when I do have a pair in mind, I'll ask about that one exclusively to figure out how the kids come out.

In any case, thanks to everyone!
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:04 PM   #6 
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IMO I would love to see the black and white spawn to see what comes out of that. I love black and white bettas.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:14 PM   #7 
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I'm interested in that too, Amphi, but the only "pure" black bettas I have ever seen are Black Orchids, and personally I'm not a fan of crwontails... >> Harder for me to tell about fin rot, fin nipping, rips/tears, etc. |D (I do want one though, but only when I have the room for one.) Even then, I see a lot of Black Orchids with some color to them, as well... Still, I guess it counts.

Panda bettas exist... Or I don't know if that's what they're called, but they're black and white. I wonder if their parents were one black, one white?
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #8 
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My fish is a cellophane, but I think that he might have some white color in him that is just a bit difficult to see. He has some black specks on his fins though, and I think that he might start really marbling soon. :D
I would love love love to breed a black betta with a white one if I ever had the chance. It doesn't seem like you could really go wrong with that.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:34 PM   #9 
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Yeah I understand that XD I like CTs actually lol, but I think it would be great to see a B&W HM.
Of course it all comes down to generations and genos. Was there any color besides the ones we see in the last few generations? Etc. Never know what you will get.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:45 PM   #10 
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Unless you get the betta from a breeder who has done quite a few generations... but with that many bettas, it might be hard to keep track of them by generation 3. |D
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