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Does anyone know color strain my betta is
I got this beautiful guy today I was just wondering what color strain he is I was thinking butterfly but I'm not sure never posted here before so hope my pictures work
I think he's a multicolour
"Butterfly Bettas have a solid colored body, and their fins are divided into two separate colors, which are ideally symmetrical. They can come in any color combination. Butterfly is a marble trait."
so he could be a butterfly, but usually it's a little more defined. He's probably just a hybrid.
Thank you I was asking because I was hoping to get a male betta that could possibly have some koi babys I'm no expert so I do t know how to do this but from what ive been told it may be possible to do with multicolours I thought this guy might be good and he is beautiful
If you want to breed Bettas Flowingfins can help, but I don't suggest using pet store bettas(if that's where you got him), unless you have a rare one with very good forum(it does happen, I have one).
HI! OMG, I totally missed that you were new, Welcome to Fishlore!
how long have you been keeping Bettas for? Breeding is a huge responsibility to take up, and it's not normally recommended until you have a good many years under your belt.
He is very pretty, but sorry to say I highly doubt you would get Koi Bettas from him unless the female would be total koi. he's only got two colors, and three is normally the koi standard.
Missed that too! Welcome to fish lore! I do agree with mg13, it coasts 1000-2000 dollars to get started.
Welcome to the forum
He is a Cambodian betta.
You will not get koi's from him Cambodian is a dominant gene.
It is not recommended to breeding pet store bettas, if you want to breed it is best to get quality fish with known genetics from a breeder. I don't recommend breeding to anyone, it is extremely expensive(I have spent almost $3,000 and have not gotten any money back) and time consuming. If you are interested in the breeding process and more about it, start s thread in the betta breeding section.
HI ive not been keeping bettas long ive kept other fish for years I know about the nitrogen cycle and keep my tanks well maintained I do want to breed bettas but I will do a lot of research first I know it would be hard to raise and find homes for loads of baby bettas but I just adore the koi bettas and ive never seen one for sale so thought I might breed one but I obviously won't if I cant, thanks for the welcomes
I missed how much it would cost to do would it really cost that much? ill have to start saving ive always wanted to breed bettas still got a lot to learn about them
Thanks Flowingfins if I breed from pet store bettas and keep them in perfect condition wouldnt there genes get stronger eventualy sorry if that's a stupid question, and sorry for any bad spelling
The world needs more responsible breeders. If you are willing to apply yourself, make mistakes and learn, I would recommend keeping Bettas solo for a few years, that way if you are still interested then, you will have experience and know what you are getting into.
No, genes, don't get stronger, even if the conditions are good.
Not really, pet store bettas are genetic mutts. They have horrible form, unknown genetics, and they are less hardy than from a breeder. Breeding them will only make more of a genetic mish mash, the fry will be weak, they will have unknown color, and will likely be hard to rehome.
If you are going to breed, you have to do it right. These are lives you are bringing into the world, your responsibility, and you want the best quality parents to ensure the best quality fry. There is a large problem with people breeding just for fun and to make money.
And it will cost you upwards of $2,00 to do it right.
If you want to discuss breeding you should start a thread on the topic, the mods will yell at us from veering off of the original one.
I would get familiar with the breed for a year or two and then attempt breeding.
I would breed for good reasons but I won't do it if I can't and it looks that way until I can save up and do it properly I love animals and wouldnt want to cause stress to any ill also look into good betta breeders and buy from them in the future not large pet stores thanks for all the advice guy sorry for going off topic ill stop talking about it now
It's ok, If you are interested feel free to start a separate thread to ask questions about breeding, It's what Fishlore is here for.