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Old 03-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #1 
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Black dots on fin :(

I got my new baby betta now a few days ago. I did my first water change yesterday morning and all went well. I received a lot of advice from people on this site and it helped very muc, thank you!!! But then when I got home from work late last night I noticed like 5 small black dots on her top fin, I think it's called a dorsal?? Anyway I have her in my spare bedroom with a space heater for now, her tank and heater are being delivered Monday. It's hard to see the black dots in the pic but if you look hard they're there! The dots are close near the body not near the tips. I did some research last night and a lot of people were saying that it could be her normal coloring. It just made me nervous bc they were not there yesterday but they were last a night and today. I'm gonna attach the photo, thanks!!! :) -Dori
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #2 
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You can kinda see them in this pic too plus I wanted to add a pic of her entire body incase it is fin rot or something else that needs treatment. I'd like to catch asap if it is something wrong before it gets serious!!
*Also someone pointed out that her back fin was smooshed together, I know there's a name for it but I don't remember. I notice now that she's doing it with her top fin too :(
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #3 
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Many betta's have black dots on their dorsals. :)
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #4 
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She looks great to me! (Note: I'm not an expert.)

It seems that baby bettas tend to change color quite a bit as they're growing.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #5 
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It's normal & you will probably notice a few more as he/she grows. Go check out adult bettas at the store to compare to make sure.
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