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Old 02-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #1 
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Dalmation or Koi?

Browsing through Aquabid (I know... SHAME, lol) and I ran across this boy.... I LOVE him, even though his caudual is a bit icky and he is a Delta... I LOVE his coloring.... so is he a Dalmation (as he is labeled) or a Koi?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...asd&1329345866
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 
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I thought the dalmation bettas had the smaller spots.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #3 
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I think he's a Koi, but I'm not 100% sure. Still learning the color types. :)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #4 
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Looks like a koi to me...cause he sure doesn't look anywhere close to my dalmation.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #5 
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Definitely a koi... dalmations, I've found, are generally orange/pinkish, and don't have a whole wide range of colors on them like that guy does. :)
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #6 
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Thats what I though... every Dal I have seen has been TWO colors, with small spots... some which are streaked... this boy is multi-colored with blotched spots...
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #7 
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That male would be considered a "Koi."

Though you all should know that "Koi" and "Dalmatian" doesn't really exist. They would all be considered Multicolored bettas. Koi and Dalmatian are both names that the original breeders gave them to make the fish buyers more attracted to the names and fish. It gives them and interesting name and usually the name sticks.

This is just like the "Mustard Gas" pattern and "Monster's" on AB. Mustard gas is just another name for a Multicolor and monster is also just another name for a marble.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #8 
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whatever that guy is he is awesome! He does remind me of a koi fish for sure though. Very Nice! Is he going to be yours?
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #9 
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I would say Koi. I actually don't mind him. His fins aren't perfect but his anal and dorsal are fairly close to matching up with his caudal fin. I hate when HM/SDs have long anal fins, it really detracts from the whole picture.

Looks like he will marble out a nice colour when he's older. I had a Koi pair of plakats and they marbled out really spectacularly from their original colours.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #10 
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BettaLover:
I know, but as you said, the name's become so popular they "stick"

BettaSusa:
I haven't decided yet... he's a Delta, Im breeding for HM's and DTs right now.... but I DO love his colors and they match the colors of my HM female perfectly (but with more orange).... I would also need to go through a transhipper *GULP* and I have been REALLY nervous about that so far....
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