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Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by Wasabiii, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Wasabiii

    Wasabiii New Member

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    [​IMG] 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!!
     
  2. Wasabiii

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    Oops here is bob!
     

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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 :)
     
  5. Wasabiii

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    I see!! Thank you
     
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    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.
     
  8. PheonixKingZ

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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! :))
     
  9. FishFinatic77

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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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