Originally Posted by squidward89
is it true when they turn white they are stressed out? when i was changing his tank for the 2nd time he looked a little white. i felt bad.. he does really make me happy though. this is my 2nd pet for my new apt. i had hermit crabs for like a year. i may even want to get him some company so he's not lonely..but what can go with him. if it really is a male
Bettas actually don't get lonely. They are not social creatures. The most you could have with him might be a snail, but the snail isn't going to interact with him and will just make more poo = more ammonia = more water changes. He's probably best alone unless you want to change the water more often.
As for the white Betta- I've never heard of that maybe I'm wrong. I've hear of horizontal stripes AKA stress stripes they get when they get stressed.