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Old 05-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #1 
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My betta is changing colors

When i first got him two weeks ago his body was all black with red and blue fins. Now the top part of his body is starting to change blue. Is changing colors like that normal or should i be worried.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:17 PM   #2 
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I have heard that fish can sometimes change colours, once they reach their 'forever homes'! I've heard that bettas in the stores can get stressed out & turn pale (who wouldn't... being surrounded by cupfuls of arch-enemies everywhere!)

Anyhow! I don't think there's a problem :):) Congrats on the new lil guy :D
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:23 PM   #3 
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Some foods claim they enrich the colors of the fish
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:27 PM   #4 
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He is probably just coloring up. Under pet store conditions most fish lose a little of their vibrant colors because they don't receive the correct level of care. So when you bring them home to heated, clean water and feed them good foods their true colors begin to come in much better.

There is also the marble gene. It is a gene that some bettas have that causes them to change colors. If the fish your talking about is the one in your avatar I don't think he is a marble so he's probably just showing his true, healthy color. :)
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:28 PM   #5 
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My CTs tend to change colors a lot. My first betta was lavender, light blue/red and ended up being a dark red/purple ._. I think once you get him all acclimated in his nice home, he'll color up a bit :]
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #6 
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This is Tian-Tian when I first got him: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....light=TianTian

This is Tian-Tian a few months later: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....changing+color


Yep. Changing colors happens. :)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #7 
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This is Tian-Tian when I first got him: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....light=TianTian

This is Tian-Tian a few months later: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....changing+color


Yep. Changing colors happens. :)
Wow, that is the most drastic color change I have ever seen. o.O
Gorgeous fishie though. :)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:47 AM   #8 
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Thank you; he passed away last year. Gee, I miss him!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #9 
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Oh no, I'm sorry he's gone. But now you have Cinder, and I'm sure he's an awesome little fishie as well. :)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:57 AM   #10 
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Oh, Cinder? You mean my little brat? :) Nah, I spoil him too much. He's a great road-trip buddy, though.
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