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Old 09-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #1 
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"Bruise" on my fish

I just noticed this; Junior has a purple area near his tail (still on the body) where is looks purple and I think a scale is missing too. Here is a picture. What happened/ is wrong with him?

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #2 
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I tested the water and everything is in a healthy range and normal.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:34 PM   #3 
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Im not sure but i got a question for you. Is he white in the light? and then gold in other light? Yours looks like mine, and im hoping he dont have velvet.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #4 
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Im not sure but i got a question for you. Is he white in the light? and then gold in other light? Yours looks like mine, and im hoping he dont have velvet.
He's always had the gold tint to him; I thought it was velvet when I first got him but since he has partial dragon-scaling it's just his iridescence. Junior doesn't have velvet. He is light blue in natural light but in this photo his hood light is on so it brings out his other color. I hope yours is healthy, too.

One of my main concerns with this is that he might be more succeptible to infection? I have a 1 gal that I put his heater in w/ aq salt and 1/2 dose of coppersafe. Do you think I should move him? I get really anxious with stuff like this and another opinion would be helpful.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:21 AM   #5 
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You could ask OldFishLady, she knows everything about these guys.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #6 
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Looks like normal pigment to me and nothing to worry about......especially since he is otherwise acting his normal self.....eating, swimming, responding to you...etc....Lovely Betta by the way.....
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #7 
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Looks like normal pigment to me and nothing to worry about......especially since he is otherwise acting his normal self.....eating, swimming, responding to you...etc....Lovely Betta by the way.....
Thank you, OFL! :)
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