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Bettas Classification in their Distinct Categories


Our proposal for the classification of bettas: expanded and revised

Solid, bicolor, common multicolored, unstable multicolored and special multicolored

With technical details

Common characteristics between specimens and technical details that define their classification

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Reasons for you to download the ebook:

1. Know the beauty of lineages, combining stability in the aesthetic beauty of the betta;

2. Understand the characteristics in the phenotype of each strain;

3. Awakening a new desire and horizon in betta breeding;

4. Knowledge is power. Don't stay out of this! Your betta breeding can be even more satisfying;

5. Know-how in betta genetics since decade of 1970.

More infos about the ebook


  • The classification of bettas is not as clear as in other animals with which lineages develop;

  • The domestication of the betta dates back centuries, and today's betta has different characteristics than those of decades ago;

  • We at the Betta Project classify bettas into the following categories for color distributions:



  • Within each category you have different colors in general. Ex: solid red, blue, gold, yellow, among others. Blue and red bicolors. Yellow salamander, blue salamander, and many others;

  • We introduce the concept of colors versus distribution (or arrangement) of colors. There are different concepts that will help you classify bettas between categories;

  • This ebook presents our proposal, shows the technical characteristics of each category and gives examples of each of them;

  • Remember that the distribution of colors defines each category;

  • Categorization is a set of information that will always be open, with continuous updating.

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