I've had Bettas for years in community tanks and when I recently lost my last guy I started reading and learning more about them before getting a new one. I'm so confused about the different colors and patterns. I think butterfly means a colored edge to the tail (just from looking at many photos on aquabid) but I can't figure out what gas or dragon means. I've also tried to determine how the color names work, but I'll see a red blue that looks the same as a blue red so I can't figure that out either. I had a theory that the first color was the body and the second color was the fins but that didn't hold up in all the aquabid photos. Is there a good guide to help learn patterns and colors?
I find this topic interesting as I used to be involved in breeding/showing cats and I loved the genetics behind colors and patterns.
I've only had petstore bettas in the past and had no idea they came in all the beautiful colors I see in the photos here.