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What Makes A Betta A Salamander

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by wilsonnw8, May 4, 2009.

  1. wilsonnw8

    wilsonnw8 Member

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    Ive tried to research this and cant work out what classifies a betta as a salamander type betta? any help?
     
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    is it something to do with the way they breath?
     
  3. modaz

    modaz Getting old, but nowhere near knackered, i just lo

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    Salamander is a particular colouration.

    It involves 3 colours, 1 that must be present is the white butterfly, this must be shown in all fins and the ventrals as well. The other 2 colours can be anything but they must not be a wash. The body will be one colour and then from the body and into the fins will be another. A good gene that will breed true if both parents are salamanders. Heres one for example.

    Its not a perfect one as the tail shouldnt have the blue in it, but you can see what I mean...I stole it off google for educational purposes :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. wilsonnw8

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    Oh I see! I would have just said purple/red butterfly if it was me! Wonder where salamander came from?
     
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    modaz Getting old, but nowhere near knackered, i just lo

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    Believe it or not they are actually mutes of the Mustard Gas, they were the rejects for the original MG created by outcrossing genetics but they needed to be called something due to being new. There are a lots of salamanders around like the picture I gave you above but these are not from the original MG history. The 100% TRUE SALAMANDER will not have any red in it at all but will show more of a mustard gas. The salamander name was used by breeders to label the red version when infact they got it wrong from the start as they are called tri or bi coloured bettas only. These are the ones you will see more often now. But a mustard gas with white is not called a salamander as the patterns tend to be wrong and no definately butterfly is present as they only tend to be a wash of the 3 colours.
    So even though I answered the question with a picture and description I too am wrong in a way.
     
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    Wow complicated! good learning though! thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed answer :blush:
     
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    modaz Getting old, but nowhere near knackered, i just lo

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    your welcome. I confused myself a bit :lol:
     

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