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Old 01-31-2011, 01:49 AM   #1 
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Betta fish coloring?

Hi, I have owned a couple of betta fish when I was younger. I went to walmart a week ago and found this poor guy all by himself. I know you are not supposed to buy the fish from walmart because you are only supporting them by doing it, but I couldn't bring myself to leave him there so I caved and bought the poor guy. In the past I have bought betta fish that had dull colors and as I fed them their coloring became more brilliant. I was wondering, do you think this guy is naturally this color? Or will he get more coloring as I feed him betta pellets? I know bloodworms and stuff are best but I am in college and there is no pet store in town, so I have to get what the local Walmart sells. He is not sick at all and I have been watching very carefully for any disease these first few days.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:51 AM   #2 
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He might brighten up a little bit, but he looks to be a pineapple. They don't get too bright, but they're still pretty :)

congrats on the new fish!
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #3 
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Haha, his scales do remind me of a pineapple! Thanks so much :)
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:23 PM   #4 
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oh, he is preeetty!
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:27 PM   #5 
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Yup, certainly looks like a pineapple.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:47 PM   #6 
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Hi, I have owned a couple of betta fish when I was younger. I went to walmart a week ago and found this poor guy all by himself. I know you are not supposed to buy the fish from walmart because you are only supporting them by doing it, but I couldn't bring myself to leave him there so I caved and bought the poor guy. In the past I have bought betta fish that had dull colors and as I fed them their coloring became more brilliant. I was wondering, do you think this guy is naturally this color? Or will he get more coloring as I feed him betta pellets? I know bloodworms and stuff are best but I am in college and there is no pet store in town, so I have to get what the local Walmart sells. He is not sick at all and I have been watching very carefully for any disease these first few days.
Hehe I know EXACTLY where you got that tank. Ive got Chewie in one until cycling is done on the 5g! haha
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:45 PM   #7 
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He is BEAUTIFUL just as he is, IMO!!!! I don't think I would have left him there, either! That's why on the rare occasion I DO go to Wal-Mart, I don't go look at the bettas. :)
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He is BEAUTIFUL just as he is, IMO!!!! I don't think I would have left him there, either! That's why on the rare occasion I DO go to Wal-Mart, I don't go look at the bettas. :)
So glad my walmart stopped selling fish! Although, my petstore isnt any better.
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He is gorgeous! But I think he has fin rot :(
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He is gorgeous! But I think he has fin rot :(
No he doesn't - that is just dark purple coloring on his tail.
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