The saga continues! Will be looking forward to seeing the fry develop!
dont worry, ill be sure to post tons of pics.
WOW! he has really marbled out!! That's remarkable! It's a shame though, because he was awesome as a Blue Steel Black Orchid!
yeah. he even had me scared. thought it was a recurrence of columnaris (as marbling can happen so fast as to mimic something pathological). treated with sulfa for 2 weeks, watching the patches spread but him keep acting normal til it hit me that he is a marble.
i dont mind i think he still looks cool. at one point he lost the black under the blue highlights in his fins only, making him appear jet black with light light blue streaks. marbles are always changing their patterns, so who knows what he will end up like in a month. but he has great genetic material. still a great balog with strong blacks, and no red.
Omg what a pretty betta!
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Just a stunning betta.
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Beautiful! What does the female look like?
she is a black orchid, but without any marbling (though she likely carries the trait). her blue is royal blue however. so 50% of the offspring will be royal blue, and 50% steel blue.
there is a pic further down.
I hope you plan to offer up some of the young on here!!
ill offer them anywhere people will buy them.
so i placed the female in the tank in a chimney last night, and released her a few hours ago. she seems very interested in the male. got some really intense colors, and strong vertical bars that last for quite some time after the male is out of view. the male is putting mediocre effort into nesting, but shows off for her constantly. and recently started chasing her around. its been a few hours though, and there has been no damage at all yet. much gentler than the last spawn where their parents tore each other to shreds within minutes.
pretending to work on the nest:
examining the handiwork: