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Old 07-13-2012, 01:50 AM   #1 
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Question Colour brightness sometimes changes. Bad, good or normal?

Hi, I'm new to this forum and also pretty new to proper fish keeping. Note that I said "proper".

Anyways, I've had a male fighter for about 3-4 days and most of the time he looks perfectly fine and happy. However, sometimes he turns a pale pinkish-purplish colour instead of his usual beautiful, strong turquoise. But this keeps changing every couple of hours. Right now Gorgeous is a rich blue, swimming in the nooks and crannies of his new 20L (or roughly 5 gallons, for those American people) tank, not filtered but heated up to 26*C. He doesn't like the filter so I don't put it in. Not long before he lived in a 4.5L (AKA 1.5 gallons) tank with no heater, and he was slightly pale. When he first got into his new home, he was very pale. I'm just worried if it's a parasite or sickness. Thanks!

EDIT: It 's probably stress or a slight shock, but I'm just asking...

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:38 AM   #2 
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First off, welcome to the forum :)

It's most likely stress from moving into a new home. When I had to do 100% water changes in my old 3.7 litre tank, my betta would turn very pale for the first few hours after being re-introduced as well. Just keep an eye out for any unusual behaviour, such as ragged fins or rubbing himself on decorations. Your betta was slightly pale in his old tank because it had no heater and he was feeling a bit cold, most likely.

You might want to bump the temperature up to 26.5/27 degrees if your heater is adjustable, as that temp is even more comfortable for bettas.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:18 AM   #3 
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Thanks
I'll keep it on 27 degrees from now on
I'm pretty sure he'll calm down soon
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:00 AM   #4 
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Hi, and welcome! Are you an Aussie? I noticed you were using L not G. :)
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:11 AM   #5 
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I am soo tempted to say "G'day Mate" right now. Just wanted to get that out there.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #6 
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Haha yep
Just plz don't make fun of me
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:36 AM   #7 
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Why would anyone make fun of an Aussie?

And if they do, we'll just throw a drop bear at 'em. ;)

There's actually an Aussie thread somewhere here, let's dig it up for you.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #8 
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Pah I have two friends in Australia lol makes no difference to me =D

And welcome to the forum :)
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #9 
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