View Full Version : Found my Boris

04-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Allrighty then

After hunting and searching about through quite a few betta, I found and picked up the one I wanted, and named him Boris.

Oddly enough, after looking through all the myriad of colors, shapes and sizes, I picked one that I thought looked unique. But then found that its one of the more common color strains -- steel blue with a black head.

Even then, though, the color line between the black head adn the steel blue body is really marked ... very sharp, and almost perfectly straight. Which I thought kinda neat.

Joker is now in his new home on the boyfriend's desk. I can definitely see a difference in personality between the two. The smaller Joker is everywhere in the tank. Always moving, zooming around. Hyper little thing, and has been.

The larger Boris is like a floating dreadnaught .. all slow and cruising around. He isn't camera shy, but I do find he moves around more when the camera comes out. He also likes to watch over my shoulder, so to speak.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9358/boris2d.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/boris2d.jpg/)

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3762/boris4.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/i/boris4.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/853/boris5.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/boris5.jpg/)

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8100/boris1v.th.jpg (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/boris1v.jpg/)

04-20-2010, 01:14 AM
thumbs2: And a fine Boris he is! thumbs2:

04-20-2010, 02:02 AM
Wow! I love the coloring! And it is amazing how sharp the divide is between the blue and black coloration. That's a fine betta! Good shots too.

04-20-2010, 03:06 AM
That is a great looking betta

04-20-2010, 03:42 AM
I have never seen a betta like that. thumbs2:

04-20-2010, 04:17 AM
Thanks all :ssmile:

He does the neatest gimmee gimmee dance when I bring out the bloodworms. :hmm3grin2orange:

04-20-2010, 11:44 AM
Beautiful Betta Rhaethe. You did well in picking that one out. I love the coloring he's got.

04-20-2010, 01:02 PM
Looks so much like my partner's betta Blueberry. It is a common colour and form but that sharp divide between the blue of his body and the black of his head is different. Nice fish.


04-20-2010, 02:56 PM
Great looking fish!

04-20-2010, 03:00 PM
That is a handsome fish!thumbs2:

04-20-2010, 03:16 PM
Very good choice. He is beautiful..ummm...handsome.

04-20-2010, 03:30 PM

He definitely adores the top section of the tank. And hangs out on the side I'm on ... like a looming oversized puppy dog.

I have noticed that if I don't look his way every so often he'll headbutt the glass and make a thumping sound ...

04-20-2010, 03:36 PM
That means "feed me" in betta speak.

I have noticed that if I don't look his way every so often he'll headbutt the glass and make a thumping sound ...

04-21-2010, 02:44 PM
Beautiful Fish!