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Old 01-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #11 
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While he's not really a show betta with that hunched back he does look other wise healthy. o.o and he's a SD/halfmoon, lucky.

If i had a bunch of money laying around i probably would have bought him. Granted he's not blind I'd pair him with a cellophane HM female frm a show line.

occular albinism is a bit more common then full albinos in the betta world. So pairing with a cellphane would at least give the chance of an occular albino cellophane that mimicked a true albino.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #12 
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either way, you have a potential jewel, keep an eye on him and post some updates :D
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:44 AM   #13 
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In the wild albino animals find it harder to hide from predators, which explains why they are rarer then the normal ones, most of the albino animals that are found are given to zoo's. From what i know the albino gene is a recessive one, caused be inbreeding. This can then cause problems such as the blindness, weakness, poor immune system as well as infertility.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #14 
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In which animals? In snakes, lizards, rats, frogs, turtles, gators, etc. albinism causes no serious harm--other than you simply must be more careful about bright lights over them. I know a lot of people who have albino animals who are not blind and are just as healthy and strong as their normal animals. They eat, breed, swim, etc. like normal

Are bettas just specifically prone to weakness with albinism? I hear the argument against albinos a lot--but only on this forum. So I'm curious.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #15 
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ALBINO BETTA!? you should post a pic or vid!
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #16 
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Snowflake the gorilla got skin cancer not from being albino, but the lack of protection against the sun. being albino doesn't automatically mean you'll get cancer of any kind.

and, they're not blind because of it, either. lack of pigment in the eyes makes it easier for damaging UV rays to reach the inner parts of their eyes.

this little guy has just as much of a chance of surviving as any fry, but it's always good to separate him, give him MORE of a chance by babying him a little. :B

i'm really rooting for him! ever since making my albino character, albinos have fascinated me. i think we have an albino alligator at Riverbank's Zoo.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #17 
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Albino bettas are the rarest of all betta colors, or rather non-colors. If your betta grows to be a healthy adult, you could have the start of something wonderful.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #18 
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if you could get pictures, that'd be great! i'm rather excited about this little guy! that means, your male and/or female have the genes to produce albinos! maybe, breeding a sibling pair, could produce more. :B just a theory, though.
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Wow a real albino! I hope he makes it. You really need to post some pics.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #20 
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purplemuffin I got the weak info when i researched it on bettysplendens site.

Larsa, would if i could but the only way i have to take photos is with my laptops webcam and it can't focus on the fry.

Luimeril perhaps xD It's mostly the genetic aspect of it that interest me. I was planning on breeding sibling pairs anyway in an attempt to work on a CT line, so it would be interesting to see if the gene pops up again down the road.



Not all of us have stunning cameras guys. xD I don't have a digital camera,let alone the money to get the proper lenses for shooting fry pictures. ><


But, as an update, it's still alive. Not as active as it's siblings, but it's swimming around it container and not hopping anymore so i believe the swimbladder was from it being alittle piggy. I'll monitor it's food for the next couple days then add it back with it's siblings.

I hope he/she make it aswell. I've had very few deaths overall with this spawn, so I'm expecting almost all the fry I have to make it to adult hood, granted there are no heater fails or anything.(most of my fry deaths happen before now usually).

If he/she lives to adulthood i'll try to find some way to get a decent picture.
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