Would like you all to meet Precious! :-)

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We'll be looking forward to seeing Precious' remodel. We want to take her home with us - she sounds like such a little sweetheart! betta bug, betta bug
 

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Precious is a perfect name. I want a little female so badly!! She looks like she's as cute as they come! Congrats
 

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antisen said:
Precious is a perfect name. I want a little female so badly!! She looks like she's as cute as they come! Congrats
Female Bettas are wonderful to have! They can be so cute, like our Angel and like Precious. They tend to be very smart, active and curious - even more than the males.
 
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antisen said:
Precious is a perfect name.  I want a little female so badly!!  She looks like she's as cute as they come! Congrats
Thank you antisen~ She is a lil sweetie pie.. and so much fun, as flabettacouple mentioned, they/she is very curious and fun to watch. ;D
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
Female Bettas are wonderful to have!  They can be so cute, like our Angel and like Precious.  They tend to be very smart, active and curious - even more than the males.
Ahh Dave....us females are what we are.............smart, active, curious....like you didn't know...............we should rule the world.......**** ;D
 

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we should rule the world
first you'll have to beat the fish aliens and vampire bettas! :
 

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Rather late responding but to answer about DALMATION BETTAS. They are Expensive and hard to come by. Miami Aquariums has had them occasionally and where the normal fish may go for $9.99 or so, Dalmations start at $50.00! They are any Betta who is spotted and looks spotted on the fins and/or the body or preferably both.

Rose
 

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chickadee said:
Rather late responding but to answer about DALMATION BETTAS. They are Expensive and hard to come by. Miami Aquariums has had them occasionally and where the normal fish may go for $9.99 or so, Dalmations start at $50.00! They are any Betta who is spotted and looks spotted on the fins and/or the body or preferably both.

Rose
really? hmm.. we've seen a few of them, didn't realize they were that expensive.. is that for a VT, a CT or a HM?
 
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chickadee said:
Rather late responding but to answer about DALMATION BETTAS.   They are Expensive and hard to come by.  Miami Aquariums has had them occasionally and where the normal fish may go for $9.99 or so, Dalmations start at $50.00!  They are any Betta who is spotted and looks spotted on the fins and/or the body or preferably both.

Rose
Hi chickadee~
about those dalmation bettas, if you ever come across a photo or link to them, we would love to see what they look like. I only pay 2.50 for the female betta and a few more pennies for the male betta's at my LFS so I doubt mine is a dalmation betta, unless Precious is just a mix of some sort. Will watch her to see if she develops any more 'spots'.
thanks, kate
 

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If she is a true dalmation (or half dalmation) the spots will stay exactly as is. Young females change DRAMATICALLY in color and patterns up to about 6 months of age. Most of my females do not even look like the same fish as I got back in December.
Breeders get rid of fish they don't think are worthy of breeding or show at a very young age and sent them to the chain stores. The fish are so young you really can't even guess as to how they will look at 3 or 6 months. I got one female, Noelle at about 6 weeks of age. She seemed to have a round tail at that time. Within weeks her tail began changing and she is now a double tail. You don't usually find those at Petsmart either but sometimes an unusual fish gets past the breeder and sent off with the rest.
 
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Phloxface said:
If she is a true dalmation (or half dalmation) the spots will stay exactly as is. Young females change DRAMATICALLY in color and patterns up to about 6 months of age. Most of my females do not even look like the same fish as I got back in December.
Breeders get rid of fish they don't think are worthy of breeding or show at a very young age and sent them to the chain stores. The fish are so young you really can't even guess as to how they will look at 3 or 6 months. I got one female, Noelle at about 6 weeks of age. She seemed to have a round tail at that time. Within weeks her tail began changing and she is now a double tail. You don't usually find those at Petsmart either but sometimes an unusual fish gets past the breeder and sent off with the rest.
Hi Phloxface~
I can only see the two dots on her tail fin. I will watch and see if it changes over time, Either way, shes a cutie pie and I love her already! I cant wait to see how she changes over time w/age. Thanks for sharing the info on the dalmation betta. I bet your double tail is a beauty!! Have any photos in fishlore? ;D
 

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Is Sora a dalmation?
 
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..awwww Sora is a cutie pie with the pea hehehe...
 

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Yes she is a Dalmation, and a very pretty one at that. And a clown with that pea. She must like the pea treats!

Rose

The Dalmation that I saw was a lovely male Halfmoon that was peach colored with red spots on eBay from Miami Aquariums and another Halfmoon male pale blue with darker blue spots. The peach was $50 and the blue was $40.
 

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actually, he's a male. we never saw one like him, except for him until this last shipment of bettas at petco.. they got in about 5 or 6 just like Sora with peach bodies and red spots on the fins, but some of them had bigger fins and they were translucent.. all veil tails and quite active. i wish we had a place for them, i'd love to see them in a good home. they're beautiful Bettas.
 

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Yes I see that now. I guess I was still talking about Precious and got confused with Sora. He is a Dalmation too. (for sure) The ones I saw were in the neighborhood of 3 months old and were definitely spotted and will hold their spots as they were spotted all over and they were really defined like Sora's. He is great and I love the pea trick.

Rose


p.s. PLEASE extend my apologies to him for me. I would not offend him for anything. Alex gave me a severe tongue lashing for such a dumb error.
 

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chickadee said:
Yes I see that now. I guess I was still talking about Precious and got confused with Sora. He is a Dalmation too. (for sure) The ones I saw were in the neighborhood of 3 months old and were definitely spotted and will hold their spots as they were spotted all over and they were really defined like Sora's. He is great and I love the pea trick.
Rose

p.s. PLEASE extend my apologies to him for me. I would not offend him for anything. Alex gave me a severe tongue lashing for such a dumb error.
LOL. it's ok. Sora's too mellow to mind and even if he did, he'd sell out for a pea treat. Thank you for helping us find out that he is a dalmation betta - i didn't even know about that type, we just bought him because i could resist that blue-eyed face any longer.

We're debating if we should get the dalmations still at Petco (along with a female that has a bitten bottom fin and stress lines and is likely to die in her cup as a rescue betta to get in a good home after she's recovered). Sora was in his cup for at least a few weeks before we couldn't take it and brought him home and these dalmations seem to be ignored by shoppers. It would be a real shame for them to die in their cups, so we were thinking of taking the dalmations to the Betta Show tommorrow and getting them good homes, but don't know what we'd do if we had to bring any of them back home.. it would be hard enough finding a spot for the little injured female.
 
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