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Old 02-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #1 
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New Fish :)

I just got myself a new betta last week named Reg :) He's a red veil tail (I know nothing super special, but he wouldn't let me leave him behind!) and the cup he came in was pretty gross :( He is a pretty active guy, and I know for sure that he has a little bit of fin rot and I am taking care of that, but I just have a few concerns. He is definitely older (completely grown and everything) and I noticed when I got him home that his beard area is grey and his face has a few scales missing and a few gold spots. Are these just signs of old age or should I be watching for illness?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #2 
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Hey there,

Reg sounds lovely, gold dust covering the body/fins is a sign of velvet however it may just be Regs colouring, if you post some pics we may be able to tell for sure whether or not it is anything to worry about
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #3 
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that was my concern at first, but it isn't really a dust covering, more like a few specks of gold right on his face. I will try to get him to cooperate for a few minutes and get a picture :)
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #4 
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Would love to see a picture of him hopes he cooperates !!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #5 
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Pictures would be great!!! we would love to see him
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:31 PM   #6 
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Hey so I managed to get him to cooperate! :) I hope the photos show up okay (they aren't the best cause my camera is a little on the outdated side)



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Old 02-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #7 
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Hey there,

well it is a bit hard to tell for sure but from the pics he looks just fine to me, just keep an eye on those gold spots but I really can't see anything to worry about, he is gorgeous by the way, such a vivid red
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:03 AM   #8 
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Thank you :) I will keep an eye on them for sure to be on the safe side :)
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