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Old 11-02-2010, 05:07 AM   #1 
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Color lost.

I've noticed a color lost near Lavenda's mouth, he used to be copper and shiny but it's dull now.

Lavenda likes to dart around and glass surf, I'm afraid that he'll injure himself. There's also this weird ball in the bottom of the tank. It looks too big to be his poop and it really looks like an organ of his.

He's new and will his color grow back?
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:42 AM   #2 
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It might be a really big poop, I don't think it would be an organ if he is still alive.

What is your set up? Size tank, temperature, your water change routine, feeding schedule etc. the more information the more we can help :]

My betta would dart around his tank whenever I walked passed him the first few days. He would bang into the walls of the tank and everything, worried me, but now he doesn't do it anymore, I guess he was just very jumpy at first. But if he is glass surfing too he might be trying to scratch himself, which would be a sign that he has an external fungus or parasite that is making him itchy.

I suggest keeping his water around 77 degrees, and do 100% water changes everyday for about 2 weeks. If you can see any other external abnormalities, and can identify it as a fungus or a parasite (googling, or posting a picture to us) you may want to start treatment of some sort, which I'm sure someone else can help you with here :]
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:13 AM   #3 
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Well, i've confirmed that it's a big poop.

I do 50% water change every alternate days for my 1.5 Gallon tank. I feed him every morning and a fast a week.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:40 AM   #4 
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What is the temperature of the tank? It could be he's just cold.

If he's glass surfing I would be worried about parasites.
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