Species

Doubletails

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas When it comes to pure finnage, the Doubletail has it all. Not only is the caudal double with two tails, but the dorsal fin is also sports a double ray count. For meeting the IBC standard the tail split should be centered and the split should reach all the way to the tail …

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Copper Gold

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas In 2003 a pair of Gold Bettas commanded the record high bid for bettas on Aquabid.com — $1,000.00! The new color strain took the betta world by storm. Not only was the color completely unique and beautiful — a shiny, pure metallic gold — but it also seemed to breed true: Spawning two …

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Chocolate Bettas

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the so-called ‘chocolate’ betta popular among hobbyists today. What exactly is it? How is it made up genetically? What is the difference between the chocolate betta and the ‘MG’ or ‘pineapple’ betta? What you must first recognize is that the IBC does not officially …

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Cambodian Genetics

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas The best example of a cambodian is the traditional or red cambodian which has red colored fins and a flesh colored body (but there are also blue cambodians). The cambodian gene causes a fish to have colored fins and colorless or greatly reduced color on the body. The cambodian trait is a recessive …

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Cambodians

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas The light bodied phenotype or group of phenotypes known as Cambodian hasbeen traced to a single recessive gene. It is important to clarify the nature of the action of this gene since older papers I’ve found state that it produces an “unvollstaendige Albino” or a “light pink bodied fish.” A good Cambodian betta has a …

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