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Old 08-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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She's lovely! I love her coloring.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:40 PM   #12
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It's really changed from when I got her! She started out ghostly white but as she matured she suddenly started developing first a sort of faint golden hue which darkened to sort of a pinkish-gold. She developed a shimmery iridescence too.

I love Marvin's colouring! I have one very much like him but with a different tail type. That metallic green with red highlights is entrancing
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #13
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Do you get your betas from local pet stores? Or breeders?
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:16 AM   #14
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Pet stores. Though I've noticed that each shipment seems to have a particular "trend" in characteristics. I think that whoever they get their fish from is actually breeding for type but so many babies result from every successful mating that they sell off their less desirable fish to pet stores and maybe sell the best ones for big money on sites like AquaBid. Sometimes the babies are young enough that they haven't shown their true colours and I've scored some very unusual ones. That DT is a case in point because the pet store I got it from never carries them. Only VT, HM and CT!
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:00 PM   #15
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I took a look around AquaBid and there are some beautiful fish! I just couldn't bring myself to pay $30 for a fish plus shipping. We only have a petco and a petsmart around here. It's sad - some of the betas were dead in their cups, mostly the babies. Petco is marketing "baby bettas" and some were so incredibly tiny. smaller than my pinky nail. We chose Marvin because he seemed healthy and was swimming pretty energetically. And of course his colors. I'm hoping his finnage (is that a word?!) fills out as he matures.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #16
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We can't get baby bettas here...yet. Just as well because they have very special requirements. I prefer to leave their care to professionals.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:29 PM   #17
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Yes, I wouldn't want to take on that responsibility either!
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:00 AM   #18
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Congratulations on Marvin, in the first pic, I couldn't see him and thought I was going mad lol but, that other pic you can see him more clearly. A lovely tank and set up.
Good to hear Fishy is much better and good on you for getting him better.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:22 PM   #19
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Marvin has to be one of the most gorgeous Bettas I have seen (and I have seen a LOT of Bettas)!
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:10 PM   #20
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Marvin has to be one of the most gorgeous Bettas I have seen (and I have seen a LOT of Bettas)!
Wel, thank you! I was torn between Marvin and another one who was a beautiful lilac color with long flowing fins. Sorry, I don't know all of the correct terminology yet. We thought Marvin had unique coloring and he was more active so we went with him. So glad we did, he's fun to watch!
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