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#25 marko


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (Pam S @ Oct 1 2007, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Yes, did you read the color was discovered by a man in prison...

And they can change to solid color... had a friend that had a marble that did quite well at a show.. and within a month it had changed to solid color. Also, breed marble to solid and you will get solids, marbles, and multis... Most people don't like to work with them because of this trait...

Walt Marus is given credit by Dr. Lucas for beginning his line of opaques.. but unfortunately it carried an eye problem that still exists today.


yeah, weird

REALLY?! thats kinda why i WANT to breed them. i see nothing wrong with being able to tell 1 fry from another (thats why i am prefectly happy breeding petstore bettas)

do all opaques have eye problems (my female SEEMS fine, but she IS petco so the she isnt pure opaque)?

anyway back to marbles:
if you need to buy a marble for breeding i saw one on aquabid, its labeled as a multicolor but its patterns dont fade, the lines are crisp (probably a marble, not a multi); its also labeled as a delta/super delta but its a HM (though the tail has curved corners). if you want to check it out go here:

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:50 PM


There is nothing wrong with Petstore bettas.

I enjoy breeding animals.. use to show dogs and parrots.

Used bettas in a school lab project and decided to try breeding show bettas..

Pam ..

And as far as opaques.. notice that their eye looks smaller.. more skin around the eye. I have a male that has what I call a nomal eye.. and a female with a smaller eye. Sometimes the skin like tube grows around the eye like a telescope. Or the white pigment actually develops in the eye itself.

Edited by Pam S, 02 October 2007 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:07 PM

rolleyes12.gif I just bought this marble boy because I would like to produce a red marble BF CT , don't know if that's at all possible with him, but I want to try. I love the black and white ones...maybe be my next purchase.

I am getting a full sibling female to him too, should be here on Sunday....meet Mr Pacman!

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

his tail fin is amazing! :)

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:44 PM

Check date, try again. Thread is 3 years old :P

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:35 PM

I know this thread is old, but it's fascinating to me, even though I don't understand (yet) half of what I'm reading. Still, it's a great point of reference for me to start doing some research. I'm not breeding fish but the topic still ques my interest.

Edited by glasshaven, 14 September 2011 - 03:52 PM.

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