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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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A question about betta coloration

I'm not sure if this has been answered before, but how do you tell a marble from a fish that isn't going to change colors after you get him? I've picked up some absolutely gorgeous fish in the past because I fell in love with their coloration, only to have them completely change after I've brought them home. I love all the bettas I've had in the past, and I totally adore Jake, but it'd be nice to know which ones will change color before I bring them home. Thanks!
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Actually, you can't - not if it's a regular color. But marble related colors like koi, or those that came from koi spawns will likely go through color changes (they are often called "fancy" - the non koi that came from koi spawns)

Blue-white dragons are often marble related. However, to my knowledge many are now clean from the gene. If you're buying from a breeder, ask what the parents/grand parents were (marble genes are passed on for many generations). If you're buying from a store, look at others on display, with similar color/pattern and see if any are marbling. . . .
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Okay, thank you for that information! I'm planning on going out today in search of another betta boy, so I'll be trying to find one that doesn't have the marble gene. If I'm able to get one today, I'll definitely post pictures!
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