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.

      • Wolfman on June 20, 2018 at 6:48 am
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      As for me I’m breeding a pair of fighter plakat bettas they will have lots of babies I will feed them blackworms and once they become mid adult they will be separated into big bowls and later I will put 1 in not my 10 gallon tank With 8 inches of water for stamina training I won’t need to teach them fighting cause they will already know how with the greatest precision attacks. then later I will send 3 to Cambodia for fighting they will last in a fight for 7 to 8 hours they will be the GREATEST fighter plakat bettas since boxer MUHAMMAD ALI. WARNING do not do this training it will be dangerous for your betta but not my fighter bettas because they are naturally able to train this way. I call these my 20* fighters.

      • Wolfman on June 23, 2018 at 8:29 am
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      • Wolfman on June 23, 2018 at 8:55 am
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      I meant to say as for me im breeding a pair of fighter plakat bettas the babies will be fed blackworms till they get mid adult size then I will separate them and put them into big bowls till they are full adult then later I will put 1 in my 10 gallon tank with 8 or 9 inches of water to start their stamina training I will do this with each one for 10 days to half a week with breaks then I plan on sending just 3 to Cambodia for fighting if but not just for fighting cause Cambodia has to win against mine in order to get one of my special special special special special female fighter plakat bettas which I dout cause my male fighter plakat bettas fight style is multidimensional and they will last in the fight 7 to 8 hours. Plus I know Cambodias plakat fighter bettas fight style its a weakness plus they won’t last long in the right their limit is 4 or five hours HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA.

      • Wolfman on June 23, 2018 at 8:58 am
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      Oh 1 more thing my fighter plakat bettas are 20* fighters the GREATEST FIGHTERS since boxer MUHAMMAD ALI.

    • 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.

    • Patty on March 16, 2018 at 12:43 am
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    How can I order a pink Betta?
    And what will the price be?

    1. Not from me

        • Wolfman on June 23, 2018 at 8:28 am
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        Do you know any Cambodia people that wnt to challenge my fighter bettas with theirs or are they scared of my 20* fighter plakat bettas.

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