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Old 08-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #1 
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Orange/Ulster County, New York
Petsmart tomorrow

I think I'm 100% certain I'm getting Pudge tomorrow (or well, in a few hours)

So, can someone tell me, what are the clear signs of a happy betta besides

-Flaring at neighbor
-swimming around
-no sign of bloat/ dropsy/ SBD/ fin rot

Also, how can I tell if a betta is a marble? I love them, but I'm not a HUGE fan of light colored I'd be upset if I got a white betta and it wasn't amarble...

Any advice will be looked at.
I won't post on here until tomorrow, but until then, thanks <3
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #2 
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It's great your possibly getting Pudge!! :D Can't believe you get another Betta and I don't. :/ Oh well... It's great for you so congratulations!! :)
A healthy Betta is a happy Betta so you should pick out that Betta. Well, you technically listed the most common signs of a healthy one. BUT, there are more signs.
- Check if there are any white casings in the cup. If there is, he has internal parasites. >.< You'll need medicated foods for that.
- See if he's active and alert. He will respond quickly to your movements and flares most of the time so to speak.
- Bring a flashlight with you. Just to see if there's any sign of Velvet or any external parasites and to see his colors. ;)

A Betta is technically a Marble if it has splotches of color. A white Betta will technically get some red wash later on. You can also tell if it's a Marble if the gill plates have darker or lighter coloring than the rest of the body and fins. Don't be surprised if you have a solid color Betta and next it's a Marble. Sometimes that happens. Well, post pics of Pudge!!
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