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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Question about Betta Scales missing



This is my new little buddy!

But I noticed ok the top of his head he has some scales that are colorless or missing? Any ideas what causes that?


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i have a few dragon scale plakats exhibiting the darkened or missing scales above the forehead. one had eventually had the colored scales grown in while this sibling still has a few missing. I think this is normal and is relative to the genes of their parents.

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Thats normal for Dragon Scale colored bettas. The scales aren't missing, they're just dark colored

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Yup, its colourless (well, its black..just not blue)... bettas commonly have black faces, its rarer to have a fully coloured face.
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Question about Betta Scales missing

Who woulda thunk lol. Great info tho!

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