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Old 10-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 
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My betta's tail is losing color. What is wrong with her?

Lately, I've been noticing that the base of my female CT's tail is loosing color. It just seems to be getting see-through right where the tail comes out from her body. She lives in a 1.5 gallon tank that is filtered, but I will be upgrading her to a 5 gallon soon. I do a 50% water change and vacuum the gravel every week.
I recently added some ammo chips to my betta's filter to help with the ammonia once I noticed her tail was looking bad. My tap water has 1ppm ammonia in it, so I know the ammonia in my betta's tank is pretty high. Do you think the color loss in her tail is a sign of sickness such as fin rot? Should I do anything about it, or should I just wait and see how it goes?
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Do you have a photo of your fish before and after the change? Usually fin rot looks a little black around the edges.
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There is no blackness at all around the edges. Her tail looks perfectly normal except that it becoming kind of clear at the base of her tail. Maybe she's just changing colors a little. Her body is white, so maybe the paleness is spreading. Can betta's change colors?
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Marbles do change colour.
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