Is my Betta Fish Rare?

TheWhiteOpalReiichi

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Hello, and thank you for reading this right now! I’ve been really curious lately and I’ve heard that platinum black in white opal males are rare. So I’ve just been wondering and I’d like to see if any of you guys know if my betta fish is rare or not. Thank you (In the second picture I’m aware he has fin rot)
 

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Dewclaw83

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Okay, so white bettas are achieved via an opaque gene, which basically covers all the other layers. Your fish’s opaque gene just doesn’t cover things as well as others

“Platinum” black and “white opal” are just industry terms and don’t really mean too much

Idk about rarity tho, just genetics
 

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To be truly white, it would need to be an albino - which would be pink or blue traits ( recessive, weaker genes) in other colorings, not black.

My platinum Betta Gandulf had black markings but now looks more dark pink. I want to say the color change occurred 4 months after I go him. I thought it was bloodworms, so I stopped feeding him those as a treat, but no change. I have nearly had him a year.

I would say semI rare. It just depends on the breeders in your area
 

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