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Chocolate Pearlscale?


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A dark pearlscale which looks to be black but kinda goldish under the black scales. Is this considered chocolate? Are they common? :idont Saw one today and keep thinking it would be a beauitful companion to Feldman my special needs oranda. He's been looking lonely since Olive passed away...

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Chocolate and blue are both a derivitive of the genetic "black" with modifiers.

If you are seeing a gray/black with a bronze undertone, it might be what is called "green" in and adult fish (not to be confused with the green of a fry).

OR it could be a poor black that is bronzing out due to heat or genetics or both.

Chocolate truly looks like a right chocolate bar - that deep brown color. Blue is rather unique. There are two types of blue. One gives a fish a silvery blue color - a uniform silver almost. The other give a netted look with each scale of a silvery blue ringed with a darker black/blue. Any undertones on a blue fish (belly etc.) will appear as a very light silvery white.... no yellow, no bronze.

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Chocolate and blue are both a derivitive of the genetic "black" with modifiers.

If you are seeing a gray/black with a bronze undertone, it might be what is called "green" in and adult fish (not to be confused with the green of a fry).

OR it could be a poor black that is bronzing out due to heat or genetics or both.

Chocolate truly looks like a right chocolate bar - that deep brown color. Blue is rather unique. There are two types of blue. One gives a fish a silvery blue color - a uniform silver almost. The other give a netted look with each scale of a silvery blue ringed with a darker black/blue. Any undertones on a blue fish (belly etc.) will appear as a very light silvery white.... no yellow, no bronze.

Ok, so the pearlscale is certainly not deep brown. The fish isn't blue as there is not a silvery blue undertone. Instead there is some definitive bronze undertone. Here is a nice blurry picture of the pearlscale for what it may help. Would you say she is most likely going to become orange over time? Or is she to stay the black color?

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Just to give you an idea on the Chocolate color, heres 2 Chocolate Oranda's big on is Pharoh :)

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Gorgeous! Is this your oranda that passed away? Surely it had to have been a great loss... :cry1

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Most likely your Pearly will go Orange :( just doesnt have that rich brown.red color to her :(

Yeap thats my very special fish I lost last year. Only Chocolate Oranda I have seen, been looking but no luck, they are very hard to come by, most will turn orange :(

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