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Old 04-26-2009, 12:28 AM   #1 
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Question Turning purple!

Hey Everyone!
A few weeks ago I posted that I bought home a sick betta from one of the pet stores here...
He has bloomed the last couple of weeks.. I thought he was going to die for sure but within days he really picked up.. well he has started changing color...from this washed out creamy white to a vivid dark purple....I would say at least 80% of him now has changed ...

Is this normal? I have tested his water and all is fine... he seems very very happy and is eating as normal (he eats really well)



Any Ideas?

This was him a few weeks ago..(taken with my phone...bad shot I know)





This is him now....

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:34 AM   #2 
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When they are sick, they are often pale and washed out looking. Now that he's in clean water and being taken care of, he's turned into a beautiful fish. :) I'm glad to hear he's doing so well.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:32 AM   #3 
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Wow, I didn't know they changed color like that. This is good to know.

Does this mean he would have been purple before he got sick?
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:27 AM   #4 
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Now that he's in clean water and being taken care of, he's turned into a beautiful fish. :) I'm glad to hear he's doing so well.

Thanks DramaQueen!!


BettaMom , I don't know I wonder if he was... he was almost dead when I got him home... but very very pale... He did revive a little in fresh water but it took a couple of days for him to really settle in... but the color change has me baffled!

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:47 AM   #5 
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Of course we have no idea what his original color was before he got sick but he is definitely much better. A lot of times bettas will change colors a few days after you take them home and put them in clean water and feed them properly.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #6 
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Thats wonderful hes doing good now. it sure makes a person feel good when they rescue a fish. and give it a new life. hes a beauty.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #7 
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wow he sure is gorgeous now !
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #8 
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He's really nice looking now. That is really strange. I've never heard of that happening. Very cool. :)
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:22 PM   #9 
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Yeah, it's a miracle what clean water can actually do. Very beautiful indeed....
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:21 AM   #10 
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Thanks everyone!
I'm sooo attached to him... I named him Ho Ki...I'm amazed how friendly he is... so much more than my other betta's...
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