Originally Posted by anthonyt20
hi mi female betta has some purpulish color on outside of scales she seems to be sick but its the only thing that i can see difrent on her i also have another female that has lost some scales i quarantined both and am trating with betta revive this all happened when i introduced a new male with the same purple color but he is a red crowntail it cant be seened only when i shine my light on them i thought it was velvet but it doesnt seem like rust or gold please help me i dont know what to do and ive never heard of this before
Could you post a picture, please? A purple glow strikes me as something with iridescence.. it's natural and perfectly healthy. Velvet has a golden "dusty" glow, so a purple glow shouldn't be anything.
She seems to be sick? Other than her "glow", what symptoms is she showing?
How many females are you housing together? Are you housing them together with males without breeding intent?
Females need to be in a sorority (small group) of at least 5 females to establish a "pecking order". Any less than 5 females, then they'll get bullied to death by the alpha female. If you have males housed with your females, then either the male or the female will kill the other...males should remain solitary unless you are intending to breed, in which case should be conditioned with the proper setup for a spawn.