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Old 01-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #1 
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Birthday Betta Girl <3 Colour?

Long story short, today was my birthday, I was all bummed out cause all I did was drive around and do errands. ALL DAY. So we went home and I was all mopey, and then my dad felt bad, so he offered to buy me a fishie :D

He was upset that I got a girl, since they're "ugly" but anything that isn't red or blue is so rare here I couldn't turn her down :3

The blue water made me think she was yellow, but now I don't really know. Also she has black on her. Will she marble? And do you guys think she might turn more yellow aswell?

For names I was thinking Honey, but that's boring, if she marbles and is yellow I might name her Bee. Like Bumblebee :3 She's being really cute. She's super skittish, but that's normal for girls? She was so fascinated by her gravel.. makes sense since she's never seen any xD

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This is temporary. Not enough gravel, I underestimated how much I had left. Also I'm gonna try and return the plant tomorrow because I underestimated the size of the pot and there's no way I'm gonna put that much gravel in. xD So she'll get some floating plant.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #2 
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Awww she's so cute!!!! Happy Birthday =D Looks like a yellow marble to me, I bet she'll color up beautifully =) My female was really skittish at first, but within a week she became the most out-going of all my fish, I wouldn't be surprised if your girl did the same thing X)
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #3 
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Yes I'm hoping she'll become a yellow marble. She's my desk fish so hopefully she'll warm up to me. <3
Her dorsal fin has a bit of cellophane too :D
Our petsmart has was nicer females than males, I was surprised when I saw a yellowish one. She may be the start of a sorority <3
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:16 AM   #4 
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Yes she is a Marble and yes she is a yellow VT marble. Though she will not marble anymore. The most that (should) happen is that she might get a deeper yellow color.

I could be wrong that she wont marble, but it is highly unlikely and I strongly doubt it. She has nice finnage for a Vt and the color does look nice. I like light bettas.:)

Yes it is normal for females to be more active and to dart around, but if she is RUBBING agaisnt the gravel then you should worry and look for signs of ick.

I DO see a VERY light hint of blue in the beginning of the caudal where the rays are starting in the 1st and 2nd picture. That blue color might just come in more. I have never seen "blue wash" before. That is what she has though. She has blue on the dorsal, beginning of the caudal, and the anal fin ha a light amount blue, but you can still see it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #5 
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Oh how exciting! As long as she turns more yellow, it's all good :)
I was surprised to find one as nice and healthy as her! My other option was a red and silver VT male, but he had huge holes in his fins, and just didn't make go go "aw".

She wasn't rubbing the gravel, she actually was just staring at it all transfixed, like "what is this."
She blends into the gravel a lot, I might pick up some black gravel instead to show her colour more.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #6 
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She is a cutie! I bet she will come around in a few days. My newest girl was a little skittish, but in less than a week she became a mamas girl haha I have had her less than a week and she let me touch her! (I know that is not good for her and only tried it that one time)
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she is adorable, but she isn't a marble she is a pineapple yes there is a such thing, pineapple's and yellow with black tipped scales the black area's COULD be marble i could be wrong all i know she looks pineapple

i like the name honey, or sunset i know your not asking for names
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #8 
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Ah! Her whole body has little celophane sheen too it aswell, in the light.
I've decided to name her Maja (my-yah), after a Polish cartoon about a little bee that decided she'd rather go off and have adventures instead of work in a beehive <3
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That is a cute name!
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i don't think she'll marble. :B she kinda looks like my gold DT gal, only with more black! she's super cute, though!
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