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Orange and Turquoise - Betta Ember

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Meet the new guy! This is Ember. Isn't he pretty?

After four months of being unable to go anywhere, I FINALLY managed to get out to the pet store. While I was browsing, I wandered over to the betta wall. The store was between shipments, so there were only a few bettas there, but this little guy stood out. Among the dark blues and near-blacks, orange sticks out like a fire engine in a lot full of smart cars. When he flittered off the bottom of his cup and started watching me back, I knew I had to take him home with me.

Ember is a standard VT, veiltail. I Think he's an orange dalmatian, going by the darker spots in his fins. And yes, the base of his dorsal fin really is that color. It's not iridescence. It's actually a patch of bright turquoise. Really stands out when he goes into pull poof.

Currently he's still getting the "OMG SPACE!!" wiggles out, so he's darting around the tank like a finned projectile.
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SONY
Model
DSC-W530
Shutter Speed
10/200 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Mar 13, 2013, 5:22:30 AM
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Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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ladypoison425Hobbyist Artist
beautiful fish look like he has fin melt 

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If you mean the dark rims on his fins, it's not. Those rims actually glow bright blue like the base of his dorsal when the light hits them just right. The hard part is getting Ember to cooperate with the camera long enough to get a decent picture of that blue shine.
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cool

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I love his colors! =D
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^_^ He is a gorgeous little fish
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He is a beauty ;)
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^_^ He is indeed
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epicjello567Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! He's a really unique betta! <3
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^_^ He is indeed
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puffuguStudent General Artist
Gorgeous! O.O
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^_^ He's a very stunning betta in his own way
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alterideProfessional General Artist
OO Betta in fire - gorgeous :heart:
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^_^ He's got that orangey color of coals cooling after a bonfire, like burning embers in the darkness.
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alterideProfessional General Artist
XD "Bonfire" - I've had that word in head for eons. would sound good for a cheerful Knight OC - maybe Dart's Initiate ?
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XD Would be interesting
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alterideProfessional General Artist
XD especially if he has a love for fireworks and explosives like Marwir *imagines the chaos in the Citadel*
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XD Hey, it could be worse. Firecrackers, tinsel, and glitter are ALWAYS worse!

Goldie: *doing his best to look innocent*

*looks at him* Your halo is crooked, and I can see the wire holding it up
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*ROFL at vision of Goldie with cardboard angel wings and wired halo*
XD lil' zephyr whispers in my ear that putting Goldie and Bonnie(!) in same room would be. Very. BAD. Idea. :devilish:
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XD He's trying to pull off the "me? who, me? I'm as innocent as an angel!" look. But I can see the pitchfork he's hiding behind his back

XD Chaos would abound, I'm sure. And mecha would be turning bright, sparkly, glow-y colors that have nothing to do with their normal color schemes
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aww, he so cute, seen couple these in my petshop. always been temped but sure my little guys wouldnt be amused XD. bad enough my molly breed like rabbits ><
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A betta would probably eat the molly fry. I've known people who keep bettas in tanks of small plecos like bristlenose or rubberlip to eat unwanted fry.
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kinda letting all mine die out slowly, though think of nipper my catfish outlive all them. he kicking on 5 years now, know ment to love company of there own kind, tell to him he most grumpy missable catfish who hate other around him. XD
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Heh, some fish just have to be grouches
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willa dmit they all got charatar to them, molly i got left is a head banger. swim in one spot headbanging. no idea why he dose it, it bad enough got goldfish like swim upside down ><
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