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Old 04-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #1 
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Strange coloring...

A few days ago (I think it was on monday) I was checking on my fish. When I looked at King Dedede, I saw his lower body (not including tail and fins) has turned gray. I also noticed he was tipping, slightly, as if he couldn't swim well. I decided to see what would happen a few days later. (yesterday)

Yesterday, I found that King Dedede's body had turned slightly orange where parts of the gray was, and also a bit of purple. Also, I found him leaning against my rock decor, looking pretty weak.

Today, he still has the orange and purple, but I can't see any gray. Does anyone know what is going on??
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #2 
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Please check out this link and copy and paste and try and answer as many questions as possible on this thread!!

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

Also a picture would really help so we can see what you are talking about!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #3 
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I do agree, a pic would help. Gray isn't a good sign. Do you mean, he lost all his coloring and turned colorless? Or that he is coated in something gray? And the orange, what does it look like? Is he clamped, itching, flashing?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #4 
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If he's the same blue as Buddha is (which I believe it was), then you might want to check the mystery disease thread.

Buddha developed a case of fungus and swim bladder issues before turning grey.
I knew he had the mystery disease so I euthanized him that night.

As seen here


But pictures will help.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 82F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? otos, danios, tetras, and Rose (female betta)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? %50 or %100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

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

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate:N/A
pH:N/A
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? gray and orange and purple colors have appeard on his body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic and leaning against stuff/almost lying down sometimes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago (I think saturday or sunday...?)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes, fin rot once
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #6 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 82F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? otos, danios, tetras, and Rose (female betta)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? %50 or %100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

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

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate:N/A
pH:N/A
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? gray and orange and purple colors have appeard on his body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic and leaning against stuff/almost lying down sometimes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago (I think saturday or sunday...?)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes, fin rot once
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A
Umm I don't know about the colors and such, but that tank is way too overstocked.
I have 2 otos and 2 bettas and that's pushing it. :/

And I hope the two bettas are divided.

Does the coloring look like what i posted?
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I can't get any pics, my fish is moving way too fast!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #8 
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I'm sure you can get pics, even if they're somewhat blurry. It might take you 15 minutes, but it's your fish's life that needs help. So just try and get a few and you might get one good oone.

Also separate him and put him in a cup iif anything.
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If he's the same blue as Buddha is (which I believe it was), then you might want to check the mystery disease thread.

Buddha developed a case of fungus and swim bladder issues before turning grey.
I knew he had the mystery disease so I euthanized him that night.

As seen here


But pictures will help.
Well, there is no white on the tail, but there is pink on the anal fin.
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I have a dark blue CT that turns grey everytime I change the water. Could it be something stressed him out
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