First of many new bettas

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by allaboutfish, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    So i have the betta fever. I picked up an elephant ear betta a few days ago. Im planning on atleast 4 bettas when im done so this is just the first. He's in a breeder net in my quarentine tank but i can get some pics of what he looks like and maybe get on that shows his color.
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    Bubble nest already
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    Color
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    It doesn't show it very good but hes a beautiful purple color.
     
  2. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Aw thats great! Betta's are such cool fish! I never realized how personable they are!!! :)
    What is his name?
     
  3. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Hes a pretty Salmon Dumbo. Not bad.
     




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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Oh cool you could determine that from the pics?

    I haven't thought of a name yet.
    (Suggestions welcome)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
  5. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Yup. In full he is a HMPK Dumbo Salmon. HMPK being Halfmoon plakat and Dumbo being the large pecs. Salmon is that patterns name. It is 1 of 2 purple shades found in bettas. The other being Blue/red Multicolor purples. Salmon is much more revered of the 2. One of my personal favorites. It is categorized by the mix of colors on the body and fins plus the butterfly banding.
     
  6. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    I love betta fish! And I'll just tell you now that you'll be overrun soon ;D
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing that with me.
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Haha yea. Im already trying to find my next 2
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    2nd new betta! A double tail.
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  10. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Ooo, pretty! Where are you getting your bettas from?

    I can't wait to see the rest! lol
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Those two were actually from petco. The other 2 will be from breeders.
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    What coloration is he?
     
  13. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    For now he is called a multi. However, the yellow/black fin with blue irr combo is a genetic trait that, imo, needs to be named soon. They always come in either dark flesh color, grizzle, or copper like my boy here
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    So hes not a mustard has?
     
  15. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    NOOOO
      < MG explained

    Mustard gas is 1.A line name, not trait name, 2.a VERY strict set of genetics.

    This is a false(non-line) MG
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  16. nippybetta

    nippybetta Well Known Member Member

    Sol, you betta nerd.

    These are really cool pics. I almost got a betta a few weeks ago, but decided not to... I just haven't got much room left in my room for fish tanks. :(
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Ok so i finally sat down and named them.

    The HMPK dumbo salmon is Violet after the books and movie character in "The Series of Unfortunate Events" and bc its a purple color.

    The multi doubletail is Zues bc he has yellow fins(lightning), a dark body(storm clouds), and the blue irr(the sky).
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    heres number 3 just bought off of ebay.
     

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  19. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Be-careful with him, he has a bad spine.
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    What do u mean
     




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