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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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What is he?!

Hello,

I bought this betta the other day, he was listed as: Short-fin blue dragon. It was my understanding that dragons had white bodies? He is actually a cornflour blue with a white chin and belly. The scales on his body are thick (like dragons). What pattern (?) do you think he is?

I want to breed him, but I want to understand his genetics a bit better. It would help if I knew what he actually was! He is a half-moon (his tail span is slightly over 180 degrees!)

Also, what do you suggest in terms of matching a female to him (i.e. colour etc).

Thank you!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 02:01 PM
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First off, beautiful fish! Dragons can be any color, it just means they have thick, dragon like, scales. And as for him being short finned, that is refered to as a Plakat (PK). Cannot say for sure if he is a half moon (HM) from that picture, getting him flaring would be the best way to tell. Also his head looks a bit spoon shaped in that photo, which is not a desirable trait.
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Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
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Thanks!
Oh it's just a bad angle, his head isn't a funny shape! I can upload a better photo later!
So if he is a dragon, could his offspring have white body scales? I know blue is very dominant, so....
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 10:30 PM
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Yes his fry could have white. Like I said, dragon scale can be any color. :)

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
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