Hi again all,
I'm back with another color question! My Wal-Mart rescue, Taiyo, has been on a several month journey to recovery after experiencing horrible fin rot in his little plastic cup. I'm not really sure what drew me to him when I first picked him up, but he was tiny, pale, had very little finage. None-the-less, I brought him home, set him up in a vase with some driftwood and duckweed and daily water changes. He started to improve. The rot went away and he even started to show signs of regrowth. His yellow started to brighten up and a slight blue tint came in.
We upgraded to a 10 gallon, heated and filtered tank, divided among five boys. BAM what a difference! Taiyo's fins suddenly sprouted like a plant and I swear he gets darker every day. I've never really seen another betta with color like his.
Is he Pineapple? Some sort of Mustard Gas cross? Or just simply yellow and blue? Possible butterfly?
All I know is that I love going back and seeing the old pics of him and seeing where he is now. I can't wait to see how he'll look in a few more months!
This was Taiyo about a week or two after bringing him home. He already was coloring out, but you can still see some fin rot and all the damage.
This was Taiyo when first introduced to the tank. Not a lot of color change, but look at all that regrowth!
And this was Taiyo last night. Look at how dark he's gotten! And his fins are growing longer every week.