Betta Fish Colors

Betta fish colors seem to be without limit. It is not a question of asking what color but of asking what shade of a particular color can I find in a Betta fish. Beginners can learn about betta care here.

Yellow Bettas

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On the left is a yellow crown tail betta. On the right a yellow half moon betta fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Bettas

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Here are two solid red betta fish. To the left is a plakat betta fish. To the right a red veiltail betta.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Bettas

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Here are two veiltail betta males in true solid blue colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Bettas

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On the left is a purple plakat betta fish. On the right is a purple veiltail betta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Green Bettas

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On the left is a green crown tail betta. On the right is a green half moon betta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pink Bettas

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On the left is a young pink betta. On the right is a pink plakat betta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Bettas

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On the left is a white delta tailed betta. On the right is a white half moon betta fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Bettas

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These are two black plakat tail bettas. The best blacks are a solid matt black colour, the same black as in a black molly.

 

 

 

 

 

 Orange Bettas

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On the left is an orange delta tail betta. On the right is an orange plakat betta.

Orange is one of the hardest colour to achieve for betta breeders.

 

 

 

 

 

 Koi Bettas

blue on pink half moon betta

blue on pink half moon koi betta

speckled male koi betta

lightly speckled koi betta

Fancy koi betta are mixed coloured high pedigree which are bred for their sparkling colours rather than any fancy finnage. Koi means 3 coloured marbled effect.

Butterfly bettas

pink and red dragon rosetail butterfly betta

pink and red dragon rosetail butterfly betta

red green and black butterfly betta with dragon scales and halfmoon tail

red green and black butterfly betta with dragon scales and halfmoon tail

Butterfly refers to the colour bands in the tail, dorsal and ventral fins of the betta. There may be two bands of colour or three. The best specimens have distinct separate colours with no bleeding and the bands should be of equal width.

 

Marble bettas

Blue and pink marble plakat style betta

Blue and pink marble plakat style betta

pink and white marble plakat betta

pink and white marble plakat betta

The marble betta is the pre-runner of the koi betta. But instead of having 3 colours in a marble effect, there is only 2 colours on the body.

 

 

Chocolate bettas

chocolate halfmoon dumbo ears betta

chocolate halfmoon dumbo ears betta

chocolate halmoon betta

chocolate halfmoon betta

The chocolate betta should look brown to the eye but there is a tendency for brown to have an orange hue to it.

 

Grizzle bettas

grizzle brown on pink halfmoon betta

grizzle brown on pink halfmoon betta

grizzle blue on pink halfmoon plakat betta

grizzle blue on pink halfmoon plakat betta

This is when a colour is peppered over a pink or white base colour

 

Copper bettas

red copper dragon halfmoon plakat betta

red copper dragon halfmoon plakat betta

Red copper halfmoon betta

Red copper halfmoon betta

This is when the scales have a metallic coating. The colour may be green, mauve or dark red. When you shine a light on the fish you will get a myriad of colours reflected back.

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  1. purple veiltail betta prchase and shipping to australia

    1. What do you mean?

    • zams on April 15, 2015 at 6:40 am
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    hye

    i want to ask about betta breeding. i have started breeding my black butterfly betta and now most of the egg already hatch. i use the most plain regular female because of my friend said it would bring the best result.

    the question is can i get the same betta colour pattern as the male that i use? i really want it to be the same as the father because the father already too old. i got it almost 11month already.

    usually how long is the betta lifespan? most of my betta die after 10-12month.

    i hope can get few heir from my old betta. my first time breeding betta. solid black with silver lining and scales butterfly betta.

    one more i want to ask about betta imbellis. can i use the same method to breed them because it is really hard to find in the wild now. also i want to ask if i can cross breed an imbellis betta with a plakat to get a larger body for the imbellis.

    hope to hear from you about those matter. by the way i from Malaysia and sorry for the broken language i use. i hope you can understand what i want to ask.

    1. If it is a true matt black betta then to breed a black male and female will result in sterile young. In captivity bettas live for 2 or 3 years. But if you bought your fish as an adult then you may have bought the fish already 1 year old. Yes you breed in a similar way. Bubble nest with shallow water and separate the female before breeding.

    • Lee on August 14, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    Does anyone know where I can get one of the Green Crown Tails like you have in your pictures. They are impossible to find.
    I’m on aquabid.com every day but none ever come up for sale. I’m from the UK but I’m willing to try anywhere.

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