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It took every will in my body NOT to take this boy home.
He's labeled incorrectly as a "long fin white opaque betta"
He's actually a pretty awesome half moon! No one at the LPS seems to know he's a HM though. He's absolutely amazing.
There's also a small blue-ish dot at the base of his tail which makes me want him even MORE. I keep imagining him marbling up into a blue Dalmatian.




 

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Ooooo! He's very pretty. Love his opaque fins. I know how you feel, I saw a gorgeous orange butterfly the other day and I wanted to cry walking out the door leaving him there. :C
 

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Ooooo! He's very pretty. Love his opaque fins. I know how you feel, I saw a gorgeous orange butterfly the other day and I wanted to cry walking out the door leaving him there. :C
It's so hard saying no! It's that guy feeling of wanting so many bettas that's kind of telling me to breed, so I can tend to all the little baby bettas and watch them blossom!
 

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Aw! Maybe he won't be white after all, but he is pretty!
I kind of hope he marbles into a blue Dalmatian, if he does then I'll 100% take him home is he's still there. Marble bettas rarely change colours in bowls though...a nice warm tank helps the process I feel.
 

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It's so hard saying no! It's that guy feeling of wanting so many bettas that's kind of telling me to breed, so I can tend to all the little baby bettas and watch them blossom!
OMG My husband would probably have an aneurysm if I told him I wanted to breed. XD I'll just have to make due with going to the pet store a million times a week and starring at them longingly.
 

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OMG My husband would probably have an aneurysm if I told him I wanted to breed. XD I'll just have to make due with going to the pet store a million times a week and starring at them longingly.
I'm lucky my boyfriend is willing to let me breed!! He definitely would rather me do that than going to pet stores to ogle at the bettas!!! He hates that. I can sit in the betta section for a half hour plus, just watching them all swim!
 

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I'm lucky my boyfriend is willing to let me breed!! He definitely would rather me do that than going to pet stores to ogle at the bettas!!! He hates that. I can sit in the betta section for a half hour plus, just watching them all swim!
Well, I see his point. We have to move a lot for his job, and trying to move everything that comes with breeding could be a paint in the butt! I'll just stick to my soon to be two smaller aquariums and be happy. But I can still window shop all I want! XD
 

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Well, I see his point. We have to move a lot for his job, and trying to move everything that comes with breeding could be a paint in the butt! I'll just stick to my soon to be two smaller aquariums and be happy. But I can still window shop all I want! XD
Oh that makes a lot of sense. Moving a lot with trying to breed would be the worst situation ever.
 

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I told myself I wouldn't buy more than two bettas for my husband's sanity, but then when my store got a new shipment in, I caved. I pulled out a gorgeous white male with some black on his fins. NO REGRETS BUYING HIM. He has completely changed from mostly white, to mostly black/blue. I've had him for about 2 weeks now, and it seems he is keeping his face white... We will see. He's such a happy boy :)
 

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I told myself I wouldn't buy more than two bettas for my husband's sanity, but then when my store got a new shipment in, I caved. I pulled out a gorgeous white male with some black on his fins. NO REGRETS BUYING HIM. He has completely changed from mostly white, to mostly black/blue. I've had him for about 2 weeks now, and it seems he is keeping his face white... We will see. He's such a happy boy :)
Aren't marbles wonderful?? I actually have a delta boy (looks like a VeilTail when not flaring) that was mostly white with a few blue streaks and now everything but his head is a navy blue with the exceptions of the tips if his ventral fins.
 

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Aren't marbles wonderful?? I actually have a delta boy (looks like a VeilTail when not flaring) that was mostly white with a few blue streaks and now everything but his head is a navy blue with the exceptions of the tips if his ventral fins.
I was totally blown away at how quickly he changed. He only had a few black spots on his tail - his body was completely white when I bought him. In the course of 13 days, he has gone from that to almost completely black/blue. He's the most beautiful fish I've ever seen! lol
I believe he's a super delta, he looks pretty close to a half moon when he's flared. I bought him from work as a "dragon scale" betta.

Before (Jan.3/14)
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Now (Jan.16/14)
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If all bettas turned out like this, I would probably buy them all and have a house full of bettas xD
(I apologize that the photos are a bit blurry, it's the best I could manage with my iPhone and with how much Gray gets excited when I'm around lol)
 

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I was totally blown away at how quickly he changed. He only had a few black spots on his tail - his body was completely white when I bought him. In the course of 13 days, he has gone from that to almost completely black/blue. He's the most beautiful fish I've ever seen! lol
I believe he's a super delta, he looks pretty close to a half moon when he's flared. I bought him from work as a "dragon scale" betta.

If all bettas turned out like this, I would probably buy them all and have a house full of bettas xD
(I apologize that the photos are a bit blurry, it's the best I could manage with my iPhone and with how much Gray gets excited when I'm around lol)
He definitely looks like a super delta, my guy is just a delta though. I'll post pictures of him when I can! He nipped his own fins a while back, he's on the road to recovery!
 

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He definitely looks like a super delta, my guy is just a delta though. I'll post pictures of him when I can! He nipped his own fins a while back, he's on the road to recovery!
Silly fish. I would love to see him :)

In the mean time, why haven't you bought the betta yet? Think of the potential! :p
 

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Silly fish. I would love to see him :)

In the mean time, why haven't you bought the betta yet? Think of the potential! :p
He is silly! He really does look like a veil though haha.
I'll get photos of his before and after this weekend.

I'm a little hesitant right now with buying bettas...
Last weekend I got one of my dream fish, an orange dalmatian plakat.
I had him less than two days. The day after owning him he showed signs of columnaris that just attacked too quickly...I medicated and he still passed..very sad, and I'm very scared to get another in fear of it happening again..

Here are photos of when he was alive.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=331449
 

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He is silly! He really does look like a veil though haha.
I'll get photos of his before and after this weekend.

I'm a little hesitant right now with buying bettas...
Last weekend I got one of my dream fish, an orange dalmatian plakat.
I had him less than two days. The day after owning him he showed signs of columnaris that just attacked too quickly...I medicated and he still passed..very sad, and I'm very scared to get another in fear of it happening again..

Here are photos of when he was alive.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=331449
I remember seeing that thread when you first posted it. He was a really pretty fish, I'm terribly sorry to hear that he passed away :( I know I would be devastated if Gray passed away, especially since I'm not sure if he's done changing color and I REALLY want to see how he's going to turn out.

So I understand why you would be hesitant. This betta looks pretty healthy in the photos you posted... Then again, I guess that's not saying much.. I personally would take the risk. I know I would end up beating myself up since I now always wonder if the betta would ever change or just stay the same. Had I not bought Gray on impulse, I would have never been able to see his dramatic change.

Again, I'm sorry for your loss. To me, my bettas are kinda like kids to me. They really brighten my day.
 
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