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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2015, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Berta color

I found some pics of a betta female I had in 2011. I don't know what color this is a have not seen another one like her. She jumped from her tank- I only had her maybe 6 mths. She was a small female as far as average sizes go.
She's not blue or green or turquoise.
Would she be considered steel?
She always looked purple to me but when I see purple listed on today's auctions they are more Cambodian color IMO.
Anyone seen one like this?
The yellow on her fins is not accurate it is reflection from the marbles.
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She looks lavender to me, but not an expert and not pretending to be.
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Me EE was that color for a long time before turning a true purple color. Not sure what it's called but it's related to one of the black genes. Its very similar to the genes found in blue pineapple bettas And Ee mustard gas bettas

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Looks more like a thin coat f purple and a thin coat of light blue mixed , did u breed it? Then I an find out what color it is if I know what the male and female looks like
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No I didn't breed it.
I wish I did
Here is another pic for reference
I have seen color changing bettas. Hers was the same from the day I bought her
Through 6-8 months. It never changed. It seemed solid.
I would love to have another one like her.
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Me EE was that color for a long time before turning a true purple color. Not sure what it's called but it's related to one of the black genes. Its very similar to the genes found in blue pineapple bettas And Ee mustard gas bettas
My EE "mustard gas" female I just got is a very similar, but lighter, color to this one the OP is showing.

I sure hope her color is stable, like the OP's was. I find it a very interesting color.

OP, please tell me your girl was named "Berta"
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Sorry that was actually a typo. Lol
I would love to see another betts like this and learn more about the genetics behind it.
I don't see any red on this fish and every EE I have seen includes red color.
I have of course been wrong many times.
Could anyone guess what would you cross to get this color?
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Is it possible that these two would be genetically similar?
What would you cross to remove the platinum color?
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Sorry that was actually a typo. Lol
I would love to see another betts like this and learn more about the genetics behind it.
I don't see any red on this fish and every EE I have seen includes red color.
I have of course been wrong many times.
Could anyone guess what would you cross to get this color?

Hehe, I knew it was a typo, just thought it was a cute one, and giving you a hard time about it

My EE girl has zero red.

I'm seeing more that do not.

I know it's not the color you're after, but Jarabas just got some gold EEs, males and females, no red.

Just saying, it is out there if you keep searching.

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Is it possible that these two would be genetically similar?
What would you cross to remove the platinum color?

I have a tough time with messy fins, so unless I couldn't find that type color anywhere else, I'd probably keep searching, but your guess is as good as mine, on genetics.

Have you seen Jim Sonnier's genetics pages, and the ones on color/pattern at bettysplendens.com?

Been a while since I read those, not sure if there's anything there that might be helpful to you, or not.

I think--and could be way off base--that breeding to non-dragon and non-metallics will eventually phase out the platinum layer.

Edit to add: Oh, and just a theory I'm kicking around for now, haven't found anything to read up on yet, but I assume the EE thing is color-linked chromosomally on inheritance as I've never really seen a fish whose "ears" were a bright vivid color, but instead they are always white/very light.

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I understand what your saying about messy fins. I just thought the color was a decent match. I'm not going to buy her- it was just a for example photo.
I don't think the one I got came from an EE cross.
At that time we hadn't seen many of those around here yet.
Maybe I will never know and never see one like her again.
It was worth asking. Thank you
Btw- I think you are on the right track about the ears.
I have not found them attractive yet. But my tastes change.

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