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The Dark Lord - Betta Obsidian

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I finally got out of the house again, borrowing mom's car keys, and made my way out to the pet store for s leaf hammock and some betta food, and the store's manager informed me that they had a new supplier for bettas. And they had some really pretty bettas. Butterfly-patterned DTs, pale green-golds, purples, reds and blues and golds... and BLACK! I wasn't sure I'd be able to afford one, so I had to leave without, but the next day I was back and came home with this gorgeous creature.

Obsidian is a super delta black lace plakat. His fins and scales are pure, jet-black, aside from the white tips of his ventral fins. He knows how pretty he is, judging by the way he poofs out and parades back and forth along the tank wall. Except when he sees the camera coming; then he bolts and hides. Though a black betta hiding behind a pink plant is not very effective XD
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Date Taken
Apr 16, 2013, 2:53:29 PM
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youlittlemonkey's avatar
He is a beauty, I like his name, like the rainbow obsidian stone he sort of looks like my black crowntail betta :fish:
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^_^ He is a beauty. Also a very active little critter. I moved him to one half of the divided 5-gallon (need a divider for the 10 and then I'll move him over there) and he is everywhere in his half of the tank.
youlittlemonkey's avatar
The only thing i don't care about dividers in tanks is if one betta gets sick the other one can, I'd rather give them their own tank each.
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Problem with separate tanks is that I live in a very small room, and all of my tanks have to be in that very small room. I'm cramped for space, so dividers are the only way to give my finbabies plenty of room to swim
youlittlemonkey's avatar
Oh I see, they will do fine :fish:
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alterideProfessional General Artist
XD OwO Wonderful creature !!!!!!!
UltraRodimus's avatar
^_^ He's a gorgeous betta. I love him.
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alterideProfessional General Artist
He's a beauty - gotta love these white belly tips *resists urge to shake* Kudos to store manager for getting this new supplier.
Are black bettas more expensive than others ? I suppose a betta's price must vary greatly, between size, tail shape, color richness and color rarity ^^
UltraRodimus's avatar
It's more fin form that determines the price, not color. Basic veils usually go for around $7.95 here, fancy crowns around $10.95, doubles and rounds/plakats at $12.95. Dragons are the most expensive at almost $15, but that's because they cost more for the store to buy, which drives the price up.
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alterideProfessional General Artist
Between dragons' metallic scales and crazy fins, that's understandable - quality comes to a cost nowadays :/
UltraRodimus's avatar
You want expensive? Try for a giant or king betta, twice as big as a normal one. The lfs manager told me they start off at $40 just for the store to buy
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alterideProfessional General Artist
:confused: [link] Petco sells king bettas at $12,99. And I saw someone selling Show-worthy, Fancy Dragon HM king bettas, at $20 for males, $12 for females. Your LFS's king supplier better be top notch.
Hm, Maybe store-buying price includes shipping and import fees. Living fishes aren't the easiest (nor cheapest) goods to transport around the globe.
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Most likely. The suppliers were the breeders in Thailand. So the shipping/import/customs fees must've been high. Not sure who the new supplier is, though
Ouari's avatar
ohhh pretty! He looks exactly like my bettaboy Morpheus~ only my baby is just a PK instead of a HMPK. Yay for lucky store finds! Your boy is beautiful :heart:
UltraRodimus's avatar
Obsidian is a super delta... His tail spread is just short of a halfmoon. It actually spreads farther than this picture shows, since getting a pic of him in full fluff is just this side of impossible. But it doesn't spread far enough for a halfmoon.
Ouari's avatar
ohh woops I didn't read very carefully. He's still gorgeous
UltraRodimus's avatar
^_^ He is a gorgeous betta
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ThirdPotatoProfessional Digital Artist
Aaaa so cute!! I love his little white tipped fins >w<
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^_^ I find the ventral fins adorable for some reason.
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CrystalAlchemist13Hobbyist General Artist
Wow he's gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a black betta before.
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^_^ He is gorgeous. And black is hard to find in bettas. Trying to breed for black produces brown fish due to betta genetics. So breeding for black is really hit-or-miss. Finding one can be even more difficult.
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