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Old 04-18-2010, 01:57 AM   #1 
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Normal or illness?

So, basically I have found myself "incharge" of Frankie the Betta. He belongs to my half sister, who has recently moved into an apt in my building. She had him for I'm not sure how long and FINALLY today my nagging paid off and they got him a larger habitat. It still isn't ideal (we need to get a heater, some water treatment, probably some aquairum salt, more plants/hidey places etc) but its MUCH MUCH better than what it was. They were changing his water (not quite enough IMO but probably every other day), but he hasn't had heat or anything nice. Now I was photographing him today and I noticed his head looked a bit...weird. It is a duller almost green tinted color and almost looks fuzzy. I know that white fuzzy is bad but is this an illness also or just how he is?
He was MUCH more active when put in his big habitat today, and even in his small one was flaring at my camera. He didn't eat when I tried to feed him but he had just been moved so thats understandable. Also his fins maybe aren't perfect either. Fin rot? Or no? I don't really know Bettas at all so I may be seeing things that aren't there. I know a lot of times the head will be sort of different color from body anyway.

Here is a few pics to show what I'm talking about


LARGER: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/...eabb1f63_b.jpg







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Old 04-18-2010, 07:35 AM   #2 
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He's very pretty!
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:40 AM   #3 
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He's very pretty. His head looks normal to me and his tail is gorgeous! So no fin rot that I can see. :)
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #4 
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He looks great! Gotta love those blue bettas :P
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #5 
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Woohoo that is awesome to hear! I thought he was very pretty myself, but considering his conditions I was more inclined to think there would be (and who knows how long he was in the tiny tank because he was bought like that at a .99 cents store! )

I'll post more pics of him and his set up than. I'm not even in to fish but... I think I want a Betta (or two!)
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:36 PM   #6 
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Haha you caught the betta bug!! :D They sell fish at the dollar store?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #7 
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Haha you caught the betta bug!! :D They sell fish at the dollar store?
Oh noooo! For now I think Frankie will have to suffice, I can't afford a whole setup right now!

And apparently at this one they did. I didn't know about it but supposedly him and his "tank" (not that they should have a right to call that a betta home but whatever) were for 5.99 or something like that.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #8 
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there are a few dollar stores here in ca that sell bettas including one actual 99 cent store =/
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Wow, I never thought they would sell bettas... :/
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