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Old 10-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #1 
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Light Marks

Hi Please Help

My male fish has this weird marks on him.. He's dark red, and he developed this light red/pinkish marks over the front part of his body..

He started a couple of weeks ago by just loosing the 'reflective' bit.. Looked like it was rubbing off.. On some parts it's there, and others not.. and now the marks..

What could it be?
There is two female fish in the tank as well but they are perfectly healthy...

I'll post a pic nownow...
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #3 
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It looks to me as if you've just got a surprise marble on your hands. I had a boy that did this to me a while back....even dark coloration, no indication of any sort of marbling, and then BAM he started getting a couple light patches and changing just like you're guy.
If his behavior is normal and hes eating just fine, I'd say thats all it is. ;)

.....But you have two females and one male betta in a tank together? Without a divider?
That....is really a very bad idea. I'd highly HIGHLY suggest separating them ASAP. This strain of Betta Spendens that you find in pet stores are a very aggressive and territorial species, selectively bred for years to viciously fight. By no means should you EVER house males and females together expect in very special circumstances(like if you were a very experienced breeder with a very large tank and sibling fish you have bred yourself).
They may appear fine now, and even fine for several months, but everything can change at the drop of a hat and I can promise that it will end in a bloodbath and I would hate for you and your lovely fish to have to go though that. :/
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Yeah he's eating fine, and still gets excited when I get near the tank.. Okay.. cool. Thanks for the help.

No no, I have a divider in the tank...
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