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Betta Splendens by Blacksky959 Betta Splendens by Blacksky959
This was a request from :iconflying-fishie: Flying-Fishie to paint his pet Crowntail Betta, Nebula. May the little guy R.I.P. Hailing from South East Asia, Betta Splendens are one of the most popular aquarium fish in the hobby. This is mainly due to their bright colors, eye catching form, and ease of maintenance. Males (and sometimes females) will fight over territory but generally dont bother other species. Members of the Anabantid family, they are equipped with a labyrinth organ which they use to breath air from the surface. They evolved this adaptation to deal with the low oxygen conditions found in their natural habitat. The crowntail trait is characterized by the fin rays extending beyond the fin membrane.

Timelapse video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=87eMVv…
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TheTropiClans Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks like mine except its a halfmoon betta
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow must be nice! I especially like the melano halfmoons.
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meekgeek Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! What an amazing fish <333 I loved reading more about them in the description too! <333
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much baby! Gotta put some info the fish!
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JessyBR Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! Clap
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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JessyBR Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You've been featured in my journal! <3
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks so much! Oh and if you wanna check it out, this is the timelapse vid for the painting.

 

youtu.be/87eMVvAsQVE

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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa! You even made a video?
You're too amazing, man!
The intro is amazing XD
WOW. It's an amazing video. How long did the whole thing take you? I hope i didn't cause too much trouble!
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I thought it'd be fun! Thanks for the points and compliments! It took a couple hours all together. Minus breaks and dinner an what not. No trouble at all. It was fun!
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
It's no problem at all!
Glad to know I didn't bother you... ^^;
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
WHOA!
Oh my goodness, this is AMAZING. <3333
I love it to pieces! Would you mind if I put him on my page? <33
Thanks so much, hun!
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do what you want with it, its your painting! Im so glad you like it! I hope I did Nebula justice.
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
<33 You did him more than justice, my friend.
I can't thank you enough...
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