MerLion Red consists of two bloodlines originated from the wild:
I) MerLion Red – Chilli Type (XingShi Lajiao Hung Long)
The MerLion Chilli Red is of Green Base bloodline exhibit green base colour on the head region. In adulthood, the red rim of the scale is usually thick and spread inward to cover larger portion of the scale. When in young adulthood, the red rim of the scale is not as readily exhibited as the MerLion Blood Red. However, exceptional bright and intense red scale colour can be achieved when reach the adulthood.
II) MerLion Red – Blood Type (Xingshi Shie Hung Long)
The MerLion Blood Red is of Dark Base Bloodline (other than green) exhibit three scale base colour varations – Purple, Blue or Green. The head region is usually very dark. The red rim of the scale is usually thin and reflective during young adulthood. However, when in adulthood, the red rim will become darker and spread inward to cover larger portion of the scale.