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post #71 of 179 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 01:28 PM
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Why can't there be more VTs like this in the world?
Out of the 3 VTs I've owned only Amethyst has even come close to having some sort of special or uncommon color; he had an indigo body and red fins, so he was kinda purple but not really. I haven't seen any VT with a color other than red, blue, yellow, white or black since then.

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post #72 of 179 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 05:28 PM
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They're out there, averyecho. All the photos I posted were fish found by various members mostly in Petcos, Walmarts and Petsmarts in states across the country. NY, NJ, PA, GA, SC, MO, IL, TX and others. Petco especially seems to get a cut above, variety-wise. If you've got one of these outlets near you, check 'em out, especially right after a new shipment comes in. My local Petco currently has veils in butterfly, marble, mustard gas, opaque etc.
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post #73 of 179 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 09:33 PM
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I love VT's. I currently only have 1 VT, the first betta we bought. My husband picked out a CT, I picked out one I THOUGHT was a VT at Petco, but he's more of a combtail or a very badly done CT, fell in LOVE with a gorgeous white HM, and then rescued a beautiful CT from a deathtrap at Walmart. I've promised my husband no more fish, but I told him if I ever find a purple butterfly VT, all bets are off. Because that fish is going home with me. Fortunately, in our area, the few butterflies we see, are almost entirely CT's. I've seen some gorgeous VT's in blues and yellows, reds, oranges, greens, and teals, but very few multi colors around here, and none in the purple range.
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post #74 of 179 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 12:26 AM
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Even though I'm a plakat fan still, my second fish that I just got is another veiltail. Normally they are only solid Blue and Red or very messy multicolours, this one is a cellophane. No one wanted to buy him for weeks though, don't think there is anyone who properly cares for betta in my area or fully understand these fish.

To be honest this is the first cellophane veiltail I've seen.
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post #75 of 179 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 03:00 PM
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I have a few Veil Tail females but this is the only Veil Tail male that I have. Belongs to my daughter she picked him out. Hes blue and purple, very striking in person. Hes also a little spaz.
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post #76 of 179 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 11:32 AM
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another interesting butterfly veil

Interesting division of colors on this multi butterfly veil.
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post #77 of 179 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 11:54 AM
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Piyoteru, he's actually an orange/pink dalmatian, not a cellophane - which are totally devoid of colour and have a glasslike look. Dalmatians have a pink or orange body with light orange fins and red spots that go darker with age. They're also quite hard to find, so count yourself lucky!

Anyway, I picked up this little gal a few days ago after losing Liberty. Her name is Madame Vastra :)

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I love my veiltail! My mother's comment: Why do you always have to pick the weird looking fish. His colors are all over the map.
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post #79 of 179 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 05:17 AM
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@fleetfish - that's a pleasant surprise! I had suspected him to be dalmatian of some sort, but thought he didn't have enough of the colour bits going on. Hopefully his tail will grow out and show them off (poor guy's tail hasn't budged for 2 months at the store).

I also wonder, are double veiltailed betta still a thing anymore? I haven't seen any other than old photos. No one seems to own one, and there's none for sale anywhere. I like how they look over other DT shapes.
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post #80 of 179 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 05:59 PM
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Piyoteru - I've seen one...somewhere in the last year, but for the life of me, I can't remember where. Maybe my lps?

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