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post #61 of 341 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 02:38 AM
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Just recently picket up this little HMPK boy at my LFS.



He's actually the reason that I am getting back into fish keeping and, finally, diving into planted aquariums!

(sorry for the shotty photography, I'm sure I will post tons of pictures once I get around to starting a tank journal)
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Very pretty! Good luck with him.
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He had some serious fin damage when I got him. Its been about 2 months. I've had some good growth. I'm starting to see some sky blue coming in.
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Heres my latest little guy.

Names Rabbit, after the copper robot from Steam Powered Giraffe. ive never seen a betta with this much copper sheen on a blue body. seeing him swim is one of the most beautiful color shows

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Stunningly beautiful bettas everyone <3


Here is my boy, a black HMPK, Nero! He doesn't quite live up to his namesake, prolly the most chill betta I've ever known. But hey.. that just means he can live in my community. I have not had him flare AT ALL!!!!



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Does anyone know what type of betta mine is? It wasn't noted on the jar when I got him.
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Here's my new addition...broke my "No More!" rule. He is truly this color. He's either "Shaw" and will join Emerson and Finch with the "Person of Interest" theme; or Leander just because I like it.

Here's his YouTube video. Photos and video by seller.

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*steals* because he looks peachy! Love, love, love him.


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Here's my new addition...broke my "No More!" rule. He is truly this color. He's either "Shaw" and will join Emerson and Finch with the "Person of Interest" theme; or Leander just because I like it.

Here's his YouTube video. Photos and video by seller.

Metallic Red Halfmoon Betta Dragon Scales - YouTube
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Wow, what a stunning color!!! Nice find/buy! Don't think I could have resisted em either.

Italionstallion - Can you get a pic of him & his tail, bettas are usually defines by tail type. Hard to tell if you guy is a veil, delta or halfmoon.

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Thank you guys. I just couldn't help myself and was actually surprised the photos and video are true to color. He was advertised as a "platinum red."

They are so resilient: The bag leaked and had just enough water to keep him damp; not even a teaspoon. I put him in the tank and watched him lay on the bottom on his side for four hours (tank is on my end table). Then he started swimming and is now following my finger and investigating the Pygmy Cories that go through the divider. So I'm guessing he'll be okay. Sure hope so. :-)
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Im with ItalionStallion, while i know a large amount about reptile genetics, i havent the foggiest inkling into the world of betta genetics. I know the basics, able to tell a veil from a crowntail from a halfmoon, but i have no idea about specifics. can anyone tell what mine is? hes posted farther up. he has a color changing shine to him, in most light hes a solid deep cobalt blue but at the right angle he can turn completely metallic copper, its truly incredible to see the shift in hue. ill try and find a better picture if necessary
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Rabbit looks like either a Delta or Halfmoon. A lot depends on what he looks like when he flares. Shaw/Leander is a Halfmoon. A Delta's caudal does not reach 180 degrees as a HM does.

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Im with ItalionStallion, while i know a large amount about reptile genetics, i havent the foggiest inkling into the world of betta genetics. I know the basics, able to tell a veil from a crowntail from a halfmoon, but i have no idea about specifics. can anyone tell what mine is? hes posted farther up. he has a color changing shine to him, in most light hes a solid deep cobalt blue but at the right angle he can turn completely metallic copper, its truly incredible to see the shift in hue. ill try and find a better picture if necessary
Yours is a delta . Italian stallion's looks like a halfmoon, but a better pic would definitely help.
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Just got this guy from petco last month. I was walking down the main isle and could tell I was buying him right away. His coloration is amazing. This picture doesn't do him justice!
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