So, I recently shipped both my boys home and today I received the box. Opened it up, took them out, and started the process of acclimating them to California water, v Oregon water. Acclimation process took about three hours, because I wanted to be careful.
It was then that I noticed that some parts of Chouko's fins have turned like, a grayish brown. Can't take pictures, so I'll try to describe as best I can.
He's a butterfly super Delta, with the outside of his fins being white and the inside being a gorgeous red-ish lavender. It's the color part of his fins that have began to turn gray, and it's on his anal fin mostly.
Is this normal when a betta is stressed from shipping? If not, what is it and what should I do?
What size is your tank? 3 gal
What temperature is your tank? 77F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? N/a
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon pellets, blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, two pellets for each feeding. Gave him one pellet today.
How often do you perform a water change? Twice weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Water Conditioner and Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins turning gray.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's a little lethargic, but he was just in a box for a few days.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nope.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)?