Originally Posted by Sena Hansler
Betta fish can have differing colors on themselves, irridescence and all. Some lose it, gain it, and some fluctuate their colors as well.
If there is no other nticeable changes, I wouldn't worry too much about it or medicate with anything. Can we have a picture however?
thanks, that was my thoughts too.. I will try and get a decent pic later tonight when I get home from work.
Fish lady I didnt think it was neccessary but I will fill it in anyway
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none, but it is a divided 10.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes, as he refuses pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? about 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? nutrafin betta plus
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: 20ppm (did a water change today so it will most likely be a bit lower then that, as I tested it a few days ago)
Hardness: unsure- but most likely on the higher end as we are known for hard tap water around here.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - just the loss of iridescence
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?-no
When did you start noticing the symptoms?- noticed more loss today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? unsure he is a petstore fish
He has no behavioural changes, no clamped fins, no fin rot, no spots aside from the red on his head (which are not bumpy and i think are just his colouring). He eats, he swims, he is curious and he flares. Normal little fishy for the most part.