I just got a betta named Zazu. I fell in love with this other blue betta the other day but when I went to buy him the next day he was gone. Earlier today I went to another pet shop and found a betta I thought was blue but they were in cups with blue water.
Well, he's not blue. His body is a whitish orangish with a light blue fin and dark purple tips. He almost looks pale.
He's very pretty. I was just wondering if maybe he'll change colors? He has a light hue of blue on some of his back scales on his body and he's pale. Someone else had a betta exactly my color and now there's is turning purple in healthy water. The water he was in was disgusting. Maybe he'll change colors? I don't know.
He's very active and friendly. But he keeps swimming and staring at his reflection I think in the sides and totally ignores the 3 plants and rocks I have. Is there a way to get him to swim through the plants and stop staring at himself?
Also, there's something, I think, on his gills. It almost looks black. Or maybe it's just his gills sticking out a little.
1. Will he change colors?
2. How can I get him to be more intereted in the plants?
3. What is that stuff on his gills, if it's anything?
Thanks! I love Zazu and just wanted to share pictures with a few questions.