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Old 09-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #1 
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Worried

My female vt betta's color has faded and she has two horizontal black stripes going down both sides of her body. I don't know if she is just stressed or if something is seriously wrong with her. I also don't know if the stripes are part of her natural coloring or not but I'm pretty sure it isn't. I want to put a picture of her with this but for some reason my phone won't let me. I'll try again with the picture later
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #2 
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Those are known as stress stripes, they can be caused by a lot of things: too much light, no hiding places, seeing a reflection of herself, water quality, and even tank placement.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #3 
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I'm trying to keep her as comfortable as possible until I can get all the stuff I need for her it would probably help if I could do some makeshift hiding places. Any suggestions on that would be a great help.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #4 
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terracotta pots, mugs or any kind of cup do well for hiding places. Just be sure that you don't use soap to clean them and if you did/do make sure that it is rinsed thoroughly with HOT water before you place it in the tank.
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Oh ok I thought about that but I wasn't too sure if that would work or not. Thank you.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #6 
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I tried a cup in the water and I turn my back for five seconds and she died what in the world happened
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #7 
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Or at least I think she's dead
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