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Old 01-29-2011, 08:15 PM   #1 
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New betta - stress stripes?

Bought a female betta at the LFS today. She had these horizontal stripes at the store and when I got her home... I thought it might take a bit of adjusting and they would fade. But 6 hours later they are still there! Is this normal? Or an indication of something wrong?

She is in a 5 gal tank all on her own. Temp is 74 degrees and climbing. Will reach 78 or 80 by tomorrow.

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #2 
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I would have waited for the temp to rise until I put her in. It could be the stress of being put into a cold tank? I hear some females dont lose their stripes for a couple of days, so dont worry about it too much, just get that water at least 78 :)
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #3 
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just observe her for now. don't disturb her too much either.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #4 
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She seems much better this morning. She has gotten loads more colour, and the stripes are gone! Yay! She is actually a really beautiful deep pink colour now... completely different!
None of my bettas have had these stripes before so I was worried. But she just needed a chance to settle in. : )
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:50 AM   #5 
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How old that fish?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:24 AM   #6 
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I'm not sure! Got her from the LFS, pretty hard to guess her age.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:25 AM   #7 
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But she seems fine now, she gets stripey occasionally when doors bang or coloured clothing lashes by her tank... other than that, she seems quite happy.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:17 PM   #8 
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i think she was stress.... was she with other female bettas??
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