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Old 03-04-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Mustard Gas Butterfly

Stumbled across this guy in my lps yesterday. Couldn't leave without him. I've shifted my Crowntail back into my community tank and the new guy has the 2gal.

Best guesses is that he is either a MG butterfly or a tri-colored butterfly. Hard to see in this photo but there is white on the outer anal and dorsal fins. He's not as pastel as this photo but I couldn't get a clear shot of his color which is purple, orange, and white. I'd welcome some thoughts about that.

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He is very handsome.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:51 AM   #3
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Thanks. Forgot to add that his coloration extends to gills and eyes. They are both orange and purple. It took a magnifying glass to see the bi-color in his eyes. Pretty cool. The clerk at the lps said he'd been sitting in the tank for almost two weeks and he was surprised no one had been interested in him. Guess this interesting guy was just waiting for me to come along.
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He is gorgeous! Wish I could find one like him. Mine's an electric blue with some purple and pink.
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Pet store bettas are just fetting prettier and prettier you can even find halfmoons now!
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I've been tryinig to find one. Was thinking of collecting bettas as a hobby.. Obviously providing them with the proper care and space. How much space does a betta actually need to be happy? Mine's swimming around in a 5.5 gallon right now...
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i've seen half moons and crowntails in one of the chain stores. i was surprised.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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Yea, my crowntail came from my lps too. I gotta stop looking at them. I've run out of room!
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How many different kinds of bettas are there?
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Here's a link to another forum that has some information and links about the many shades and kinds of Bettas...
Different types of bettas?
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