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Old 08-06-2013, 04:56 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta Coloration Change..?

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forums, so hi! (:

I just had a quick question. I recently got my male pastel white HM betta from my LPS. However, when I brought him home about a month ago, he was plain white with the occasional red dot or two on his body. I had just passed it off as a coloration gene but, especially in the last week, he's formed many patches of red on his body, his fins have begun to form red blotches, and and even his dorsal fin is beginning to show a hint of black..

I was just wondering if it was possible for bettas to get their coloring even at his age.. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Also, can anyone help me figure out what his final coloration will somewhat look like? Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you (:

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:31 AM   #2 
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Ahhh he's not pastel white he's cellophane marble. That explains it! Marbles can and do change colors all through their lives. Don't worry this is perfectly normal and he's turning into a lovely almost koi looking betta!

A white betta doesn't have clear fins. See the dude in my avatar? He's platinum white. I love your boy! Cellophane is so pretty!
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #3 
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+1 :) Your little guy is just a lovely little marbling Cellophane, which is very common IME. Its really quite difficult to find a true Cellophane/completely pure white betta unless you're buying directly from a reputable breeder....almost all of them have some kind of hidden marble gene somewhere that appears eventually.

Keep an eye on your lovely little guy and be sure to take progression pictures over time! Marbles can go through some of the most AMAZING and drastic color changes throughout their lives, they're quite fun! :D
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