can males get 'breeding bars'?
checked out all my bettas today. looked for ANY signs that they're not doing well. ya know, clamped fins, lethargic, hiding, ick, velvet, ect. checked out Chappy first. she's my baby, and i'm really protective of her. admired how big and beautiful she is, despite turning from a stunning green-blue dragon, to a brown pineapple with metallic blue-green fins. then, i checked out my Dresser Bettas, Cup, Dante, and Lulu. fed them what tiny bit was left of my Attison's pellets, then noticed Cup had these dark blue vertical stripes on his body, both sides. it CLEARLY wasn't just his marbling. it looked like the 'breeding stripes' my females get, only darker instead of lighter! o.o can males get 'breeding stripes', or do you think it's just a color change? i can't take a pic of it, since Cup doesn't DO photo shoots, and they wouldn't show up with how bad my camera is about close-up photos.