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post #16 of 339 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 06:14 AM
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Plakat means short fin betta, like how they traditionally were instead of long heavy finnage in veiltails/halfmoons/etc... they have a small round tail
King betta is a petco term, where they are supposedly giants or half giants.. generall, they have wild type colouration and are plakats
Dragonscale is a type of colouration almost..where the scales are really thick with colour like you layered a lot of opaque paint on. Many dragonscales sold in retail are plakats ime- like in petsmart

using the examples
http://i.imgur.com/ZzV95Ft.jpg
mine boy, is a plakat..but he is also a halfmoon


http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1303967855
dragonscale, you can see how its thickly layered on blue, like armor- hes not fully covered, you can see normal scales on the belly

http://i51.tinypic.com/2hejbsj.jpg
kiing betta..really big. and I have only seen plakat tails



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Wow! He is a beauty! Where did you get him?
petco actually!
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post #17 of 339 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 06:44 AM
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Plakat means short fin betta, like how they traditionally were instead of long heavy finnage in veiltails/halfmoons/etc... they have a small round tail
King betta is a petco term, where they are supposedly giants or half giants.. generall, they have wild type colouration and are plakats
Dragonscale is a type of colouration almost..where the scales are really thick with colour like you layered a lot of opaque paint on. Many dragonscales sold in retail are plakats ime- like in petsmart

using the examples
http://i.imgur.com/ZzV95Ft.jpg
mine boy, is a plakat..but he is also a halfmoon


http://www.bettafish.com/attachment....1&d=1303967855
dragonscale, you can see how its thickly layered on blue, like armor- hes not fully covered, you can see normal scales on the belly

http://i51.tinypic.com/2hejbsj.jpg
kiing betta..really big. and I have only seen plakat tails





petco actually!

King betas I thought were plakats, because there huge and have the short tails. And I figured that the dragon scales at petsmart were plakats but there body structure Is to small, in a fight obviosly the king would win. I don't condone fitting it was just an example. So what are the true beta plakats.

I seen king beta at a Lfs in sf not petco.

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Posted wrong photo; didn't think it looked right. That was a Betta I was thinking about buying. *This* is Emerson. :-)
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I don't think of dragon as a color, they actually have a heavier plated scale. In fact I learned something with the purchase of Frost. He is losing his eyesight due to excessive dragon scaling. One eye is totally occluded, and the other has just a tiny opening now. The scales continue to grow down over the eye. Not in all, but in his case...
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^ yea its not a color exactly.. wasnt sure what word to use,as you can have different coloured dragonscales.

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King betas I thought were plakats, because there huge and have the short tails. And I figured that the dragon scales at petsmart were plakats but there body structure Is to small, in a fight obviosly the king would win. I don't condone fitting it was just an example. So what are the true beta plakats.

I seen king beta at a Lfs in sf not petco.
kings are plakats (but not all plakats are kings)..its a type of betta offered by petco, large sized plakat bettas with usually wild colours instead of fancy
in petsmart, they are young males, they will grow bigger. but not as large as a king.

http://www.hiwtc.com/photo/products/33/03/24/32420.jpg
http://nippyfish.net/icecream/wp-con...f6d28a29_z.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t7tMG5r9hV...20/PLAKAT2.jpg
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/109..._PlakatHOT.jpg
http://www.bettafish.biz/data/image/...l-plakat-1.jpg

whether they are hm, ct, or giants in these links, they are all still considered plakat
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Pictures of my spoiled rotten guys. I'm sure I missed pictures of some of them but this is close to all of them. We have a thing for bettas, all but two were rescues from Petco, Petsmart and Wal-Mart. Two were gifts from a very dear friend.

Galen Micheal Spot, gift from a friend
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Willie, gift from a friend
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Puff the cheeto colored veiltail
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Chai, Periwinkle, and Princess George (left to right)
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Princess George, my special purple and pink baby
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Chai and Ernie the Orange Poso Snail
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Gorgeous fish and great tanks! I love the orange.
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Bob the betta (bob is one of the few words my daughter can say)

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Aww...beautiful Bob!
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Thanks! I need to get a rack so i can get a couple more hehe
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Another beauty. He does have a very cool color.
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Here is our little betta. We found him at the LFS stuck in a tank with two other male bettas so we decided to rescue him. He has since colored up with a really beautiful blue/black coloration and is king of his 29 gallon tank.

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