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Old 02-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #1 
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New female Betta.. Has bright red gills.

Like said above. I can't get any picture of her yet. But her gills are BRIGHT red. She is white with red fins and some red on her head. That is also another question, is it her coloring or is she sick.


I am skeptical of if she is a she, because I got a 'female' before and it was a male. She is a 'baby' that is why I am not sure.

I will try to get picture later!
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Okay. Also she is about 1 - 1 1/2 inches long... Her gills (or whatever) seem to be closing all the way here she is..

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #3 
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Looks like its just coloration but they could be inflamed. Fill this out-



Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
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I just got her, she hasn't been in my tank yet because I wasn't sure if it was coloring or inflamed gills.

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I changed the water in her cup 100% with room temperature-ish water, treated with Aqua Safe. Also put some aquarium salt in the new water.

Not sure how old she /he is because I got him/her at a chain store.
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Oh she is now floating in her cup in my 10 gal. the temperature is about 75-80 *F
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #6 
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Looks like ammonia burns to me. Just keep her water clean is the main thing
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Okay.

Will her girls ever be normal again? or will they be forever red?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #8 
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I meant gills XD
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