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Old 11-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #11 
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don't breed for diamond eye or pearlscale... Diamond Eye is blindness caused by a buildup of dragon scaling over the eyes. NOT something you want to breed for. Pearlscale is done by one breeder only so far, and because it's so new, it's not even known if it's something you SHOULD breed for.

Marbles are pretty rare, outside of breeders. Butterflies aren't seen that often in the more unusual colors.... true Orange isn't seen too often(i'm talking orange, not light orange. not salmon. not kinda orange. Orange like my Zidane was: http://chibichii1987.deviantart.com/...16073411&qo=16 )

yellow is pretty uncommon, as well.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #12 
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Wow as beautiful as that white betta is I would never pay 1k for it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #13 
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I wouldn't either, Im good with mine. I could not take the chance that the 1k betta would die on me.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #14 
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Sorry, but what's so special about the pearlscale? I looked at AB pictures and it didn't look anything pearly (except maybe for color) .... like the pearlscaled goldfish.

I had ragged scales like that a few times (not white). It didn't look special. In fact, IMO it looked kinda odd. And I personally wouldn't breed for it..... it's definitely not worth 1000$.

Marble and butterfly is common in my area. People are trying to make the butterfly pattern dark colored (not the usual white/clear). Orange and yellow are also becoming common since most hobbyist go for them - but most are not "true yellow/orange". The really vibrant yellow/orange is rather rare.

True blue dragons are rare - white/silver body with royal/bright blue fins.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:54 PM   #15 
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I just got a (in my opinion) cool betta, It is a dark blue or black in the body and the fins are metalic light blue with a red ventral fins. Was only 3 dollas and rather have him than a 1k betta that is all white. I think that pure color is a bit dull.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #16 
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Solid colors may be a bit dull, but when you've bred, you'll know that it's hard to maintain - specially if there was a cross in their background.... that's the challenge.

Making new strains is IMO also challenging. But it's not for everyone because you'd have to keep a lot of them. The Thai's are able to make various color combination because there are a lot of gigantic breeders who has thousands of bettas to experiment with.

Pictures please....lol
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #17 
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These are my two bettas sorry for the realy lousy pics but my phone stinks.
And before you guys go all crazy on my the two where together for 5 minutes and did not even fight the red one was the only one flaring and he fergot about the new one. [ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Name:  IMG00382.jpg
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:32 PM   #18 
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diamond eye is a deformity. o.O related to the dragon scale issue where it covers the eyes. causes blindness/partial bindness.

Triple tails are nice xD

Um..as for rarity, it depends on where you are and such Is respects to what someone mentioned in the breeding forum, dragonscale CT's. I have yet to see one.
Also, blue bodied/finned dragon's.
decent CTPK are becoming more common but are still on the rare side.
Melano's without alot of iridescence.


Aquastar sells alot of deformed bettas for higher prices, calling them special instead of special needs.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:07 PM   #19 
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rarity depends on your area. in my area, dragons are pretty rare, and we only get red with silver/light blue scales. white is also pretty rare. orange dals are rare here, but many on here from different areas say they're common. check out the pet stores in your area, and see what you see alot of, and what you don't see too much of.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #20 
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Deform fish are new breed....
Cause none of the fish we have look like the wild one...
Unless your breeding wild type....
Lfs tend to carry cheap fish....
Most people is not willing to buy $30+ plus fish as a pet...
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