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Old 02-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #1 
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Is This Normal?

Since I got my betta (about September of 2012) he has changed colors. When I bought him at petsmart he was a very pale whitish color, and after the course of 1 to 2 months he gradually changed into a red and blue color. Recently though, I noticed the area below his dorsal fin turning a pale whitish color again. It's been about a week and half of his abdomen is that pale color now, it's almost like he's changing colors again. Is this normal? He's in a filtered and heated 5 gallon that has been cycled. There is no ammonia, nitrites, or nitrates in his water. I realize that bettas in the store are very stressed and will lose color and gain it back when under the proper conditions, but it shouldn't happen again?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #2 
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your betta might be a marble. If you go into my albums, look at my HMDT he is a marble, and went from white to black LOL.

If your betta becomes pale or "dull" though, this could be a sign of stress or disease. Other then that, it actually is normal for some bettas to change color as they age.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #3 
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It looks like he MAY be a marble, his colors are still bright and everything.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #4 
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Well if you can share photos we'd have a better idea.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #5 
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This are when it first started, now the pale part is covering the majority of his abdomen.


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Old 02-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #6 
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He looks to be marbling to me. As long as he is eating and acting and pooping normally I would not worry.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #7 
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Defiantly a marble! Full of surprises. Is it your avatar as well.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #8 
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Yes he is my avatar, it's from when I first bought him. I'm so glad he's just a marble and nothing is wrong with him!
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