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Betta sp. cf. rutilans “green”?

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    andreastjern
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    I bought two of these as Betta rutilans but as they settled and began to show better color in I realized they did have some green on their sides and fins. I now believe they belong to the type referred to as Betta sp. cf. rutilans “green”.

    Anyone who can confirm / correct this? Or any news on the taxonomic status of these populations?

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    #352324

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very nice fish but no idea I’m afraid – maybe @stefan or @colin can help?

    #352330

    Stefan
    Member

    First off; great photo and nice specimen! It’s difficult to say if it’s the green species or the vanilla unit. I tend to lean towards the former from my experience with the latter. Easiest ways to solve it are a) find out the collection site and/or b) breed them and see if they mouthbrood (green unit) or bubblenest (red unit). Do keep us posted please.

    #352344

    Matt
    Keymaster

    What’s the ‘vanilla unit’ Stefan?

    #352372

    andreastjern
    Participant

    @stefan said:
    First off; great photo and nice specimen! It’s difficult to say if it’s the green species or the vanilla unit. I tend to lean towards the former from my experience with the latter. Easiest ways to solve it are a) find out the collection site and/or b) breed them and see if they mouthbrood (green unit) or bubblenest (red unit). Do keep us posted please.

    Thanks! Will post again if I learn anything.

    I also wondered what “vanilla unit” means…

     

    #352374

    Stefan
    Member

    Regular rutilans ;)

    #352377

    hachge
    Participant

    I had for a few years the green Rutilans and they were really much darker than the one on a pic.I gave them to a friend and will ask him to take pics.They were bubble nester at leasy every time I Checked the canister in their tanks as most of the time the water is so dark in my tanks that I can see nothing and put BBs only when I see fry swimming

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