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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

Hello everyone. I have a question about the difference between normal and spread iridescence. I think I figured it out, but I want to make sure.

Here is a "normal" iridescence female cambodian.

http://s1240.photobu...nt=IMG_0057.jpg

And here is her cambodian sister whome I think is spread iridescence.

http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/FreedomPhoenix/?action=view&current=IMG_0057.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg499%2FFreedomPhoenix%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_0019.jpg

You can see in the background another sister who is also cambodian and super shiny. They look like they would be normal traditional cambodians if they were not this shiny.

Here are their brothers: http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/FreedomPhoenix/?action=view&current=IMG_0057.jpg#!oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg499%2FFreedomPhoenix%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_0030.jpg And you notice that the cambodian is shiny but his brother he is flaring at is just a normal looking betta. No blinding shine to him. :P

Or are they metallic? Their father is a metallic steel multicolor delta comb tail who carries double tail, cambodian, and a "spotty" gene and who knows what else. ----> http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/FreedomPhoenix/?action=view&current=IMG_0057.jpg#!oZZ6QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg499%2FFreedomPhoenix%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_0207.jpg
http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg499/FreedomPhoenix/?action=view&current=IMG_0057.jpg#!oZZ4QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg499%2FFreedomPhoenix%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_0190.jpg


..... I'm sooo confused..... Thanks for all your help :) Also if you know what tail types the cambodians are I would really appreciate your input. I think I'm pretty sure as to what they are, but it's always better to have a second oppinion.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

They are not spread iridescent - but both are reduced iridescent.

Regular iridescent means the iridescence covers the body but not the head - these fish often have black or brown heads.

Spread iridescent fish have their iridescence over the entire body AND the head and face.

This one is spread iridescent.
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This is a fish with normal iridescence:
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

Ooooooh. I was thinking spread iridescent bettas were super shiny XD

So how can my other ones be reduced iridescent when they are 10 times shinier than normal bettas? o-O
I've never seen another betta have this much shine on them before. I need to video them so their true colors show....

And with this shine that they have, why do they have it and is it a gene that can be passed on? Like dominant or recessive?


p.s. I like that you used my Fabio for the spread iridescence picture :D

Edited by I love Bettas :D, 03 February 2012 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

I can't really see the shine at all in the pictures you are talking about.

I suspect you are seeing the metallic gene. It makes fish look shinyier than others.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

Oooo then maybe that's it. I'll upload a video tomorrow so you can see what I'm talking about.




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