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Old 08-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #1 
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Post Space between fins turning white?

I have a male dragonscale crowntail betta fish with purple/blue-ish colors with marroon fins.

But the last few days upon looking at him it seems as though the webbing in between his fins look as if they are lighter than when i got him, as i remember anyway, and are wondering if this is an issue


He is showing no signs of any disease im aware of, eats fine and alllllways wants food though he doesnt get as much as he would eat for he would bloat lol. Swims around and has been making and maintaining bubble nest constantly. Got him in just over a 10 something gallon octagon tank now with heater 80 and filter.


Any info on this would be much appreciated, I love my little guy and want him to be as healthy as he possibly can be and have a great home so checking to see if this is signs of something or if im just worrying over nothing cause its how he always has been and i just dont remember it being as light as they look lol.


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Old 08-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #2 
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If you notice that your betta is losing color rapidly, it is generally a sign of illness (Possibly caused by stress). I suggest you check your water quality. Sometimes the quality of the tap fluctuates, so even though you think the water looks clean or clear it can have high chlorine/chloramine concentrations which could be what's causing the loss of color (and quite possibly harming your fish). I suggest cleaning you tank more often.
I'm not really an expert :/ But I did some research for you and I put together my best advice.

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Old 08-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #3 
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any info helps, ive been looking into it as well and have come to about the same conclusion.

I do about 30 to 50% water changes in the tank every two weeks being he is small as well and the tank is 10 something gallons, but i ran out of my test strips and havent had the extra cash to pick up the master kit that has all the chemicals and tester so you can perfectly set up the water and change the levels at will if needed. im doing a 50% change today and cleaning my filter hoping that will help him. might have to do weekly changes i guess but have read and been told that with as much water as i have it can go every 2 weeks but could be wrong. i have water conditioner for the chlorine and stuff but im guessing its the ammonia is high or somethign from not having the water changed more now that i have read into it more.

But thanks for the info, any and all helps
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #4 
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It's most likely his iridescence. Can we get pictures?

Between the ray's of Betta's fins they often have an iridescence which can be different than their normal color or it can be lighter than their usual color. Like the boy in my avatar, his fin's are orange and blue, between the orange parts near the body there are sections of a light blue shiny iridescence. That is completely normal You can't see it will in that actual picture but I was just giving an example.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #5 
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LIL, i could try with pics but i dont have my chord to hook it to my laptop so its a pain but i will try. and i was wondering cause he shows no signs of stress or unhappy behavior i mean he is hard at working on his next as i speak swimming at the top. i just remembered when i first got him the space being more solid like the rest of the actual spines. but i could be mistaken being i never payed to close attention that that specific thing. I just love this little guy and love his colors and style and so any little thing that might appear wrong i will check. Also any idea as to why some if his fins may be curling ? i know they are very sensitive and i think a few have been damaged due to the hide my younger sister got me and i feel compelled to use cause we dont get a long much and she is younger than me. its a half anciet greece structure and i sanded it and the edges to make it smoother, and i dont have any plants yet, sad i know, but i havent had the extra cash like i mentioned earlier with the master test kit i need to get first as well. But i can try to get pics but it will take me time cause im also not to sure how to put them up on here lol
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #6 
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Okay. Well there's always a chance that he's colored up now and is feeling happier, that's why his colors will brighten and sometimes deepen in color. Also there's a chance he could be a Marble which means his colors can change whenever the heck they want to haha.

Here's a great article on the marble gene: http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...articleid=1114
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #7 
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I dont think he is a marble, it would be awesome though, Ive seen almost exact copies of him under the type he is but i wouldnt know either cause i am faaaar from expert, he is the first ive owned since a child and so he is the first ive had that has actually gotten the proper care they deserve cause i looked them up a bunch and care for them before i got them here when i found it. But the pic i have as the profile thing on my page is him, its super small though cause i set it as the pic and then you cant crop it or anythign its just shrunk to fit and is super small
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #8 
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You can make an album here and upload that picture there if you wanted. Or you can crop it on MS Paint or something, save as something else and upload it as your avatar pic ^_^

But yeah, just because you've seen Betta's that look exactly like him doesn't mean they all have the same gene's so you'll never know what will happen
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #9 
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Good point, youll never know the true genetic make up of them lol. I just have seen like clones of him practically haha. it was funny i was watching a show vid to see live variety and not just pics on the net and was like Nereus!! But im just hoping he is good. everything point to him being perfect and happy but was worried, especially cause i dont have the master test kit to make sure and set the water to the perfect set up for bettas
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #10 
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Also, unrelated but i gotta say, i love your pic of your fish, the black with vibrant blue and yellow gold is gorgeous. There are so many i want cause they are beautiful fish
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