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Old 11-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #1 
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Phy - Stress-Stripes Gone :)

Hello~ I wanted to show off my little Phycondrias, otherwise known as Phy. he used to have a long tail, but he's a biter and right now he's sporting a near twin-tailed look. Only jagged. And clearly angry. But he's getting better. it's not as often.

Anyways, all last week he was getting stressed, paling in the face and belly and had stress striped when I attempted a fish-in cycle for my new 10g tank. So I decided to move him back to the 2.5g and continue on with a fishless cycle, and let him calm down.

His color's come back, and for that I am so~ grateful! These are some pics of him tonight, swimming in his mini-jungle after calming down much faster after a water change. Now if only he'd stop biting his fins~~~









Sorry if some of the photos look very~ similar, he's really good at waiting until I have my iphone focused then swimming away -_-;

I do have a question despite all my showing off of him -- He used to be a vibrant cobalt/royal blue, his whole body and tail. Since then he's developed some red in his tail, and now he definitely has this duskier, almost black along his length. Anyone know exactly why bettas change color over time? Are certain colors good or bad?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 
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As they age they change color Carter gained a little red on him.
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I love his shade of blue! :) Very pretty ;)
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Oh my gosh! He is so pretty! I used to have a betta that looked just like him, Zeus. Hope he stops the tail-biting! :)
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As they age they change color Carter gained a little red on him.
Yeah, Rubin has gotten purple in his tail. I assumed it was because his tank is so much warmer now. (his heater)
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As they age they change color Carter gained a little red on him.

Ah~ I see. I do wonder how old he is. He seems full-length, which suggest to me a mature fish, but I doubt the shops even keep track of age...
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I love his shade of blue! :) Very pretty ;)
Thank you! it used to be just a shade or two brighter, but I'm definitely glad he's now a definite blue and not pastel!
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Oh my gosh! He is so pretty! I used to have a betta that looked just like him, Zeus. Hope he stops the tail-biting! :)
I hope so too. my plan is to divide the 10g intoa two 5gs and have him on one side and a new betta on the other (without them able to see eachother) and fill it with live plants instead of fake ones. Gonna just keep trying different things and see if he'll bite less. :)
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Yeah, Rubin has gotten purple in his tail. I assumed it was because his tank is so much warmer now. (his heater)
I had a crown-tail that developed purple in the caudal and dorsal after a year or so, I never would've guessed it was age. makes me wonder what else this little guy might do.
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Here's a very clear view of him today. there's still some bronze-red on his gill/cheek...I'm realy wondering what that is, if it's still irritation from ammonia or what...

But he's more blue and less dark! yay!

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