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What Dragon is it?

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Well... I would say he carries the NR Non Red gene (i.e. Yellow fins) and has a teal/steel blue metallic (dragon?) coverage.

I have two *useless* boys this colour that were described ~loosely~ as "Mustard Gas Dragon" but I think MG as a description gets bandied around pretty incorrectly, referring to anything blue and yellow - when that's now what it originally was.

The spread of iridesence isn't clear, I wonder if there's a marble gene (someone step in here) that affects that spread, or is there a switch that organizes irid/dragon spread?

But he looks like he has really great colour coverage over the body, has he got a solid coloured head on the top?

I would suggest the dorsal showing more coverage is a fault, as the 3 fins aren't all consistently marked, but he'll still throw really interestingly coloured babies.

Where'd he come from, and has he got a wife

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He is a full mask Dragon HMPK that I bought when I was in HK last year.

I just wondering what sort of color is he? Some said MG, some said lavender.

I don't think he has any Marble gene....But I might be wrong with that.

And what kind of combination would produce a fish like him?

one more pic, :)

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Butterfly (he has it) http://bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=970 ....and those little red dots in the caudal could be demonstrators of marble.

Technical/Political origins of Mustard gas definition: http://bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=1256 ...now anything with yella and edges is deemed MG

Dragun: http://bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=3433 ... i think we've got this one...

Why Salamander is confusing: http://ausaqua.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=6485 ...but he's nawt... he has non red, that's about what they have in common.

This is what I would define colloquially as Salamander: http://www.aquabid.com/uploads/fwbettashmp1196120412.jpg

Researches is your friend

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I'd call him a Steel Blue/Mustard Dragon (colour on body always comes first when naming colour)

I would not call him butterfly - he has some uneven banding, that is all.

As for marble gene, it is a strong possibility.

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rather than steel blue though, isn't this colour/scaling more commonly referred to as 'green'?

he's got really nice coverage so you'd want to pair him with an equally well covered girl so

you don't lose the masking and all that lovely dragon scaling

:)

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Not too convinced about 'green', MT.

I'm thinking dark body steel blue with opaque modifier and dragon influence. Could be royal blue to give it that little more intense blue colour (rather than the classic silver-white dragon over steel blue), but can't tell you unless you marry him up to a girl with the same colour

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He is a full mask Dragon HMPK that I bought when I was in HK last year.

Just wondering how you would import the fish whilst you are overseas? What steps must be taken? Thanks.

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Thanks everyone! I think steel blue dragon is more convinced to me. :)

Chi, I bought the fish when I was living there...so the fish is still in hong kong!

Sorry to make you confuse!

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Sorry LaiTC

I have to go with Paul on this one he is Royal blue and you will get some marbles if you spawned him to a sibling He looks just like my line is looking

Cheers

Les

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