fancy species of betta are only obtainable from private breeders

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

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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

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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

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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.