Originally Posted by dramaqueen
In the firsr pic, she looked like she was full of eggs and had breeding stripes. She's very pretty! How much and how often do you feed her? Most people feed theirs twice a day, 2 pellets each time. Its very easy to overfeed because they act like they are starving to death. lol Welcome to FishForum.
I feed her a pinch of betta flakes twice a day. We tried the pellets at first, even soaking them to soften them before adding to the tank and she just never really ate them. I plan to treat her with some frozen brine shrimp once in a while. I could swear I have a different fish, when we got her she was clear looking with black stripes on her body and dots on the fins. Slowly, she has changed to this color, you can still see some of the dots on her fin, not really in the photos though.
So, those were most likely breeding stripes, do they appear when they want to breed and are they gone because she isn't around a bunch of males like she was at Petsmart?