How To Identify A Dragonscale Betta?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by BetterBettaBuddy, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    20180413_132300.jpg20180413_132320.jpg I have been given a very young betta, a veiltail, and he appears to have a diamond eye..does that mean he has the dragonscale genes, or is himself a dragonscale? No name yet, either any suggestions?
  2. Little JohnValued MemberMember

    You could name him Philip

  3. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    the dragon scale refers to the irridescent body pattern on the body. normally you will see the middle part of the bodie irredescent and the outside not. Your vieltail looks like he has some pinappleing in him which is the black etch to the scales. Another word of advice, betta splendens is the species with all the different morphs in them. Sometimes morphs are crossed and you can see multiple traits in them. I wouldn't call this betta a dragon scale because of the lack of scaling.
  4. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    I looked at the picture again and it appears you don't have a full vieltail either. looks like a mix between a delta and vieltail due to the roundness of the tail.
  5. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    Well I like him regardless for what he is and isn't but I think I will name him Ember.
  6. Little JohnValued MemberMember

    Good name:)
  7. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    His pinappling isn't actually black though, its turquoise.
  8. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Dragonscale is a more pronounced looking thicker scale (so you are going to be able to see each individual scale on the fish and some of the time it is outlined lightly in another color, most of the time black).
    You have a pretty delta male, his tail should grow out some more with care.

    Edit: Pineapple is a dark outlined scale pattern, kind of like a pineapple that isn't quite ripe.
  9. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    and I think he may be a spade tail, veil tail crossed?
  10. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Until his tail grows out you won't know, but he looks like a standard pet store betta, meaning he is either a veil tail or a delta, but veil tail is a dominant trait.

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