he’s axanthic right?

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this happy baby boy(?) was sold to me as melanoid but i’m fairly certain he’s axanthic
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more pictures bc he’s very photogenic and graceful :)
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I am by no means an expert on color typing, but it does look like there are some iridiphores on it in that second picture, which would disqualify it from being melanoid. I know that axanthics are usually more purple though, so I'm not sure it would be that either; it might just be a very dark wild type. Either way, it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
 
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I am by no means an expert on color typing, but it does look like there are some iridiphores on it in that second picture, which would disqualify it from being melanoid. I know that axanthics are usually more purple though, so I'm not sure it would be that either; it might just be a very dark wild type. Either way, it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
ah, it’s just sand particles on his little head lol. thank you though :)
 

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ah, it’s just sand particles on his little head lol. thank you though :)
That makes sense, but it looked like there was some near the tail? Thats what I was noticing. Hard to tell if that's sand or iridiphores in that picture
 

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That makes sense, but it looked like there was some near the tail? Thats what I was noticing. Hard to tell if that's sand or iridiphores in that picture
ah, he’s got a tiny bit on the end of his tail that just lacks pigmentation :)
 

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better pictures. he changes color constantly but when he’s active he looks like this
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my beautiful girl (yeah i finally determined gender lol) looking all cute and lovely
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