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Old 12-30-2010, 09:35 PM   #1 
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Is this a disease sign?

I had been adding Black water extract for a few months, and have since stopped, both my white/cellophane boys developed red spots and brown spots only on top of their heads. Phantom, the cellophane also has a red ribbon srtiping the top of his fin now. I really think the black water combined with oxegen from floating at the top of the tank may have caused this but am also concerned it may be sign of a disease. Also Phantoms eyes have turned black, as you can see in the first two photos they are clear and bright!! Here are good pictures before and now:
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:39 PM   #2 
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It sounds odd, but from the picture, he looks pretty healthy to me...

Could you get a picture of the top of his head to show the kind of spotting you're talking about? Are your fish acting differently?
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #3 
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and his head now:
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:43 PM   #4 
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The first set of pictures is before, the second is now, he acts like a happy healthy betta!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:43 PM   #5 
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I'm totally guessing on this, but it be that your guy is a marble which is common in cellophanes. If he's acting normally I wouldn't worry too much about the black eyes.

eta: just saw the second pics, and I'm sure now that it's the good ol' marble gene showing up! There's nothing to worry about unless you wanted him to stay the colour he was when you got him ... which most likely won't happen :)

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:45 PM   #6 
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Agreed with fleet. He's a marble. Congrats!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:46 PM   #7 
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Here is the other one similarly afflicted, Snowbear now:
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:50 PM   #8 
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It looks like he's starting to marble as well... I like his choice in lipstick color.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #9 
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When I look at Snowbear it almost looks like holes in his head-arg not hole in the head disease right?
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #10 
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HITH usually involves pinhole-sized holes or impressions in his head...it doesn't appear he has any. I think he's fine.
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