Need help identifying betta

Wasabiii

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Hi! I got my male betta (Bob) from a local fish store here. They simply labeled him as a “koi betta”... I’m new to bettas so I don’t know what kind of betta he is >< help!!
 

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He seems to be a marble/koi plakat 'fighter' Betta :)
 

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He's lovely fish :)


Just to warn you, koi bettas carry the marble gene which means his patterning may well change over time. Don't panic if this happens :)
 
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He's lovely fish :)


Just to warn you, koi bettas carry the marble gene which means his patterning may well change over time. Don't panic if this happens :)
Ohhh hope he stays handsome :) thanks!
 

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As the others have said, Plakat Koi Betta.
His species is Betta splendens.
Plakat is a short fin fish.
Koi is the colour pattern that resembles Koi carp.
 

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He looks like a Male Plakat Koi Betta Fish.

@essjay does make a good point, the term, “Marble” is used to describe a type of betta fish by its physical blotchy appearance but more importantly by the special genes they have called, jumping genes or Transposons as they are now called.

(^ this is a direct quote from this website...https://nippyfish.net/2009/06/11/marble-betta-fish-color-changing-genes/ read it, it might help you out! :))
 

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Marbling is actually quite common in bettas. My betta was white with ice blue fins, and now he is dark blue and green with some black. :rolleyes:
 

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