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    Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:51 am

    I went back through my posts looking to do an update on my Purple Bettas and realised I hadn't done one so here they are. These are 3 of the males. I had a pair spawn yesterday so I'll have a 6 to 8 week waiting period to see if Purple got passed on to the fry. They are from a spawn between a (what Petco is calling) a "King" male and a regular sized Veiltail female. The Kings look like Half Giant Plakats and the offspring from that spawn are large but not Giant sized.


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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by BettaLover97 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:12 pm

    which one is the male and which is the female?
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:02 pm

    Those are three different males. I had 8 males and 8 females from that spawn with this coloring. The rest were Royal Blue with Red fins. Another spawning of the mother of this spawn produced 2 each of male and female with purple bodies while the rest of them looked like alligator watermelon Green and Red fins so I'm guessing the color came from the mother.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Time-Out on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:13 pm

    LOL BettaLover! I was thinking the same thing! Chard, your first post made it sound like you were showing us the parents to whet our appetite for what's to come lol.

    The first chap has a really nice purple colour to his body. It's a shame about the red fins. I read that purple is one of those 'lucky' colours, that it doesn't breed true. How would you breed the red ourto of the fins? By selective breeding of offspring or would you reintroduce another blue or something?
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:41 pm

    That's a good question. I haven't found much info on the color Purple so I'm winging it. If the offspring (F1) have purple bodies I'm on to something and I'll worry about the Red fins further down the road. I'll do an F2 spawning if I don't get any Purple in F1. I haven't read any articles that have explained this color other than that there isn't a Purple gene and nobody seems to have reproduced it in the fry. I haven't read about any follow up spawnings or anything to explain where it comes from other than people who have read Victoria's article about it being Royal Blue then they claim that my Purple bodied Bettas are just Royal Blue at the right angle to look Purple. I've taken pictures of them with flash, without flash and in natural lighting to try and prove it really is this color. So I guess I'm on my own on this adventure.

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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Storm on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:40 pm

    There loverly fish chard, can't wait for the updates Smile


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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Teri on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:30 am

    That is what I was seriously thinking about doing.. Breeding the perfect 'purple' betta. But lost all the stock that I had to do it with.. Maybe its something I will start trying to do again this season Smile

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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by 2tall on Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:52 pm

    If you manage the purple colour I want some! Then I can try for bicolour with yellow fins
    as thats our college colours here.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:21 am

    I've always liked Purple and Yellow. I've been thinking of doing that color scheme on my "73 Ford Maverick. I took the Daddy out today and didn't think there were very many looking at the nest but then I looked across the top and they are scattered from one end to the other. Looks to be over a hundred. Double click on the picture to enlarge.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by 2tall on Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 pm

    Looks like theres a leader of the pack already!. Almost appears to have colour already.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by MandyD on Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:39 pm

    That first one is gorgeous!!! Good luck with the fry.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Time-Out on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:15 pm

    I have to admit the first one looks far more purple to me. Which did you use here? And which female?
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:01 am

    These two were use in the spawning.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Time-Out on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:12 pm

    Oh she's a lovely deep purple colour. It'd be amazing if you could get that colour to covered your fry's heads too!
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:36 pm

    Well time flies when you're busy with a whole lot of fry to raise. It's been a month since this spawning took place so here's some pictures of the fry. It looks like maybe some purple coloring coming in. I won't be sure for another couple weeks.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by MoonShadow on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:40 am

    Gorgeous fish!! If that first male or that purple female fall into the box with the girls your sending me I won't be sad! Haha Smile
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:45 pm

    Not in the immediate future! Not until I get an established strain anyway. OR the color is a complete flop then It wouldn't matter. I will keep that in mind though!
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri May 13, 2011 8:10 am

    I thought I'd do an update since you can actually see the fry now. They are going on 3 months old. About 1/4th of the fry are Purple, Purple and Red with a few that look Purple Gas. The rest are Green/Red and Blue/Red.


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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by 2tall on Fri May 13, 2011 8:13 am

    They do look purple. Well done Chard. The gas could look like our college colors.

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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri May 13, 2011 8:25 am

    I'll let you know in about 5 or 6 months when the fry from these grows out. I don't have a lot of them from this spawn now. I'm hoping to spawn one of the females back to the father so I'll get a better percentage of purple instead of 1/8th to 1/4th that I've gotten so far.
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by 2tall on Fri May 13, 2011 8:52 am

    Thats fine with me. I'll put an order in for a pair when they arrive. With my record that should be about right you'll agree I'm sure. LOL!

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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by sg1 on Fri May 13, 2011 10:01 am

    if you still have the first bettas breed him back with the mother then pick out another male with less red in the fins and breed him back with the mother eventually the red will get less once you then do the same with another pair from the same spawn you may just get a all purple male female can take years... bounce
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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by kel on Fri May 13, 2011 10:39 am

    they're fairly hoding the body colour already.. you may have the next $100 a pair aquabid sellers soon... please please keep this lot going hun!

    the fry do look purple and not royal blue... even if you only get body colour constant purple you have achieved what many breeders dream of


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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by Chard56 on Fri May 13, 2011 1:25 pm

    I also did a spawn with a Purple/Red male to one of my Blue Lace females that had a Purple caste to her. They're much younger but I can see some Purplish colored ones in there too. The grandmother to this coloring is also the grandmother of my Dragons. 2tall's Gold Delta is from the Dragon line. I'll never know if it came from the grandmother's side or grandfather's. Unless 2tall comes up with some. I rather doubt they would produce from the Gold strain but hey, who knows?

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    Re: Purple Bettas

    Post by lmhorse on Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:28 am

    How did they end up turning out? Do you ship?

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