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Old 03-05-2007, 04:55 PM   #1 
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betta changing colour?!?

i bought a betta fish about a month ago. he was blue with only the tiniest bit of red on the tip of his fins. now he is rather purple and has a lot of red on his fins. slowly but surely he is changing from blue to red. any ideas? it seems like madness to me.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:02 PM   #2 
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He is getting more comfortable in his enviroment. I had a turqoise betta and in a month he went from turqoise to indigo!
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:11 PM   #3 
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thats awful good too hear. i was worried about him, in case maybe he wasnt well :) im glad hes happy. out of interest then, is he likely to turn completely red eventually then?

thanks for your help
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:47 PM   #4 
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The thing is he might be an actual purple red mix. When you buy a betta from Petsmart or someplace that sells them in the cups then they are most likely stressed and most of the times sickly. I also noticed that when the water parameters changed in my tank so did the bettas. For instance their colors are more interesting when the temperature is around 76-80*.
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no no he didnt come from a cup. he came from a tank that was maybe 10 gallons from a fish shop rather than pet store and is in a similar sized tank now. the only difference is that he used to be with mollies and now i have him with corys. he definitely seems happy enough. my tank is at 26oC, thats about 78 or 79 i think. could it just be a change in temperature that has sparked this change in colour then? i cant remember the temperature he was at in his old home.

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Well from my experience it most certainly can be a change in temp. Im not saying that it happens to all bettas but with every one I had aquired I seen these changes. He is most certainly happy and since not being in too much of a drastic change he really will display better color. Your welcome and good luck with him!
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:01 AM   #7 
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my betta did that too. i got him in summer n he was really bright purple, then wen it came 2 winter he was kinda dull but i bought a bigger tank n everythin n now hes pretty again :D
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:05 AM   #8 
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my betta changed colours within a day of getting her. she looked green in the store but in my tank, she turned bright red
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:51 PM   #9 
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he could have been young if it was from a petstore, they change as they mature. i have an older "rescue" betta who was dark green and black body (about equal amounts of each color) its been a month and now he has no black on him at all. and like others were saying, temp and water changes always have an effect
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