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Old 04-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #1 
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The marble gene at work

This is my fish aptly named marbles when I first got him

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and here he is now he is not done he has a red/orange patch that comes and goes on his head
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:11 AM   #2 
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How much time passed between these photos? He's really pretty
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:36 AM   #3 
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a bit less than 3 months, and I need to take pics more often he keeps changing
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:31 AM   #4 
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He is a very beautiful fish! What worries me is the second photo... he seems to be bloated... What do you feed him and what's the water temperature? Do you fast him one day per week?
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that was right after feeding time, he eats like a piggie
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:09 AM   #6 
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Yeah, my bettas would also eat the entire food jar if they could. :) They are little aquatic pigs :)) Unfortunately overfeeding leads to a lot of nasty things for bettas, so prevention is very important for a happy and healthy fish. I would say you gave him too much. The amount of food depends on the size of the pellets that you feed him. Anyway, you have to feed him small portions of food, twice per day being the best, instead of one. Keep in mind that betta's stomach is about the size of its eye.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #7 
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Oh he is very pretty. <3
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #8 
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Cool! I never seen a marble turn royal blue before! Neat
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #9 
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He's beautiful! I don't think he looks too overfed. You want to feed them enough that they show a small belly, you don't want to underfeed them either. Bettas need a high protein diet to remain at optimal health.
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it was treat day frozen brine shrimp
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