Originally Posted by Zeus
Being a new betta owner myself, I want to know how you can tell if a betta has ammonia poisoning... Zeus is red, would I be able to see the rings?
Here are the symptoms listed by Wikipedia:
Purple, red or bleeding gills
Fish may clamp, may appear darker in color
Red streaking on the fins or body
Fish may gasp for air at the surface of the tank water
Torn & jagged fins
Fish may appear weak and lay at the bottom of the tank
I think some of these may be harder to notice in a red fish. If you watch your fish daily however you will notice a change in behavior first.