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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, it's nice to meet you! I go by Seki on the internet. I just recently (as in a few days ago) purchased my very first betta! Sheik is a male crowntail, and I absolutely adore him! I'm looking forward to getting to know some people and looking at some gorgeous fish on this site! :)


My pretty boy! Hanging out near a corner in his tank so he's all distorted... LOL The picture doesn't do his colors justice, he is a lot prettier in person!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:30 PM
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Welcome to the Betta community. Nice Crowntail! Kind of in the market for one myself. Hope you enjoy him!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 PM
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Hello and Welcome, to the wonderful world of being a new betta mommy.. Nice to meet you to.. your CT is a pretty fishy:)

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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It's nice to meet both of you, thanks for the warm welcome! I've got to say, I never realized how much I would love having a betta! Sheik has such a fun personality, and he's already built a pretty bubblenest for me! lol
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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I have a silly question, and if this is the wrong place to ask it, someone please tell me...

I have had Sheik for 4 days. He had a blue body and blue fins with red tips and lighter blue highlights on them when I got him... but now I have noticed he has some sort of... silver scales? They are mostly on one side up near his head and they extend around underneath and a little bit onto the other side of his body. They are all concentrated up near the head, though, and I only noticed them today (he was flaring at me and I saw them). I tried to get a picture and I can't get him at the right angle to actually get one that isn't ruined by the glare of the tank. Should I be worried about these silver scales? He is as active and happy as ever, nothing seems to be wrong with him at all. The only change is that I got him an LED light for his tank today... could it be bad for him? It's outside the tank, not in the water.
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Welcome to the forum seki
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Welcome to the forum.
Silver scales? If they were white and fuzzy, I'd think it was ich, but silver? Sorry, I haven't a clue. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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The new light could just be bringing out some of his scales, other than that i have no clue.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 06:16 PM
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A lot of these fish "Change Colors" on us..within a couple of weeks, after being in clean water, theier colors peak, and sometimes all kinds of irridecence shows, silver sounds very pretty..keep an eye ..for all new colors!!

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:02 PM
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Congrats on your betta! You will surely enjoy him. My friend's betta has similar silver scales that you are talking about. He is also a crowntail but mainly red and a darker body. I would not worry too much about it. Bettas tend to be very healthy if you keep him in clean water and a tank of at least 5 gallons.
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