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The girl's got crabs!
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female australia au-newsouthwales
I thought you guys might like to see this.

This is fish #005 at 2 months:

And this is the same fish at 3 months:

Pretty cool hey? Some of the fish seem to have the red loss gene which causes the fish to develop red pigment and then lose it as they age. Some also seem to have a type of marble gene that causes colour loss. When this happens under the metallic layer the effects can be pretty impressive! We are currently not certain that this marble colour loss is permanent, but all indications are that it is Marble is kind of a catch-all term, so many different types with such varied results.

So yes, fish #005 Interesting little cookie, isn't he?

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks. - Terry Pratchett

Post InfoPosted 11-May-2009 08:54Profile PM Edit Report 
Big Fish
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male usa
Wow, that is truly incredible
i would have never imagined that such a change in color could occur in a betta.
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Small Fry with Ketchup
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female australia us-maryland
wow yeah I'd have never imagined such a change either

such lovely fishies


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