I am so happy that I found this sight!
Around 3 months ago I purchased my first Betta just on a whim. I saw him and loved his long flowing fins.
ICE was a pearly white delta fin betta with black smudges on his back fin. I enjoyed every morning breakfast with him. I would put his bowl on the table, feed him and watch him swim. His color started changing - more black in the fins, his body scales became black edged and last he started getting dark purple stripes in his tail! Then he was gone! I don't know what happened. I really miss him and want to get serious about another to replace him. How can I be sure that the next one is healthy and how can I best keep him healthy for a long time?