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  1. Is dragon scale gene recessive or dominant?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Thinking about crossing a dragon(thick white scales on body, large red fins) with a non-dragon(metallic turquoise with red fins). Both are halfmoons. Is this likely to produce more dragons? Or is the trait recessive? Ideally I'd want some dragons, not all of the fry have to be dragons, but I...
  2. Clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    2 days ago I noticed my dragon scale male has clamped fins. He's still active and is eating fine. I did a partial water change yesterday to see if that would help. He built a new bubble nest over night, but there's still no change in his fins. Could this be an indication of an illness? What can...
  3. He was there for a month

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    This little guy was at my local Petbarn for I'd say around a month, but I had no space for him - enter enabler husband! He took me to pick out a new small-ish tank for the kitchen :lol: I wasn't expecting this guy to still be there after that long, but when he was I couldn't walk away without...
  4. Betta Fish is dying?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think my betta is dying, it has some symptoms of tissue necropsy. Yes, it has clean water, it's heated, has conditioner, etc. Take a look at the picture from the link: http://i.imgur.com/492H0jN.jpg Is he going to be fine? What should I do? Thanks :lol:
  5. Dragon Scale Betta acting weird?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, my dragon scale betta that I purchased last year in December, is now acting very strange. Sometimes he won't eat his food until 1 hour after I've put it in the tank, he also floats up to get oxygen then falls down to the bottom of the tank and repeats the process over again. Sometimes he...
  6. Dragon scale? Help!

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    So almost two months ago I adopted this little guy from a pet store and on his temporary container they claimed he is a dragon scale betta. I've heard that pet stores can often misidentify betta fish and thought this would be the perfect place to ask! He very well could be a dragon scale and I...
  7. please help, betta in corner of tank for 2 days

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thank you for reading, Jareth had been acting strange some I last changed his tank. I have him his stress coat and temp is staying steady in the middle of the green on his thermostat(about 75 F). I an so worried he's sick or is going through some sort of fishy depression since I'm taking over...
  8. Diamond Eye + Banana Leaf

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Just thought this might be interesting to some of the forum members here who keep dragon scale bettas. If the scaling is particularly thick, it can sometimes result in diamond eye, which could hinder their eating and spawning activity. Banana leaves are a traditional thai treatment for diamond...
  9. New Family Member!!!

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone, meet Barney! He got his name because he was by my TV as I was setting up the tank and I was watching How I Met Your Mother and when Neil Patrick Harris came on screen he got very excited. So I named him Barney after NPH's character. I'm having issues getting a photo that does...
  10. What type of betta is this?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey breeders, I'm hoping you can help tell me what type of betta I have. I purchased him two days ago from a Petco. He was labeled as a dragonscale betta. What are your thoughts? He doesn't look like a typical dragonscale, except for the white body. His colors and fin structure are very...
  11. Betta eye growth, scale growth on eye, or something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    keep my betta in a 2.5 gl Fluval Spec with filteration and slow current. I also have a small heater set at 75. Live plants, sand, large glass rock, and a Petco tower with holes for him to swim through. A few months ago I noticed his eyes looked a bit different. He started having blue over top...
  12. Need help with Identification

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    I got my new beautiful male betta, Viserion (named in honor of the Game of Thrones season finale), yesterday, and as I'm new to betta identification, I need a little help figuring out how he'd be described in respect to tail type, color, scale type, etc. He was labeled at the pet store as a...
  13. Is this a Dragon Scale or a Plakat?

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    Hubby and I bought a new betta after Christmas that was labeled at Petsmart as a Dragon Scale Betta (male). After doing some additional research, our betta guy, Grumpy, may be more accurately labeled as a Plakat. We like him no matter what, but now we're curious as to what he really is.:-)...
  14. New betta.

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    Sorry for the huge image. Can't really tell but supposedly it's a female dragon crown tail betta. Or so my mom told me since she decided to get one today. :] I'll post better picks after it gets home so we can decide what it really is lol. :-)
  15. Stop betta from seeing reflection.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have my dragon scale betta, Vladimir in this tank: And I noticed after the two weeks that I had him he started this weird habit of looking back and forth in the corners on his tank. I think it's because he's seeing his reflection. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
  16. I need a name! Dragon scale

    Betta Chat
    I got em like a week ago and I've posted a picture. He's pretty nice considering he's from petco. I recently added a squidward's house and a nice plant to his tank. I need to post a picture. But take a look at him and give me some ideas.
  17. What exactly is a dragonscale? Can you show me pics?

    Betta Pictures
    I keep hearing "dragonscale". What exactly does that mean? And I'd love to see pics of yours, if you have one. :)
  18. Identifying help Please.

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, this is Jasper :) I am almost positive he is a dragon scale, but his tail type and color has eluded me. I was pretty sure he was a veil-tail but now im thinking possible comb tail, it's hard to see from these pictures so I'll have to watch and wait for him to flare at something. Which...
  19. I finally found him! <3

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    For weeks I've been looking for a Plakat to take home because they are probably my favorite fin types of Betta. Even though I already have 4 Betta, I just knew I was going to end up adopting another if I found the right Plakat. coincidentally, I stumbled into a Petsmart last night and discovered...
  20. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BETTA'S HEAD!? (pictures encluded)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I once posted a thread about this months ago but it has progressed by A LOT! it looks like a tumor around his left eye to me. Any ideas on what I should do??? :shock:
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