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Old 07-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #11 
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If he is rubbing on the gravel he may have parasites, getting that AQ salt should help him and if it doesnt, there is stuff like ick cure and other parasite killers.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #12 
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I'm wondering if that's just him colouring up, so to speak. He looks like a lovely pineapple from those first photos.
There is a black edge on the upper part of his tail, is that it's normal colour? If not it could be a bit of fin rot.
Yeah he's had black stripes on the edge of his tail since I got him. They're very pretty when he's his normal silver/blue. Poor Henry
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If he is rubbing on the gravel he may have parasites, getting that AQ salt should help him and if it doesnt, there is stuff like ick cure and other parasite killers.
Thanks! I went and picked up API Aquarium Salt so hopefully he's still alive in the morning when I get to work so I can help him. *crosses fingers*
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Then it might not be fin rot. I'm afraid I don't have much useful advice. Just clean water and warm (78-80 F) temps.

Hope someone else can help.
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I'm wondering if that's just him colouring up, so to speak. He looks like a lovely pineapple from those first photos.
There is a black edge on the upper part of his tail, is that it's normal colour? If not it could be a bit of fin rot.
By the way, what does coloring up mean?
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #16 
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Often times when you get a betta from a store they are stressed, or not in the best of conditions. When the betta is in his new home, well fed, lots of clean water, etc, they start doing better, and they're true colours start to show. IF you get a pale blue fish, that after having for 2-3 weeks turns a deep royal blue, then that is considered colouring up. It's a good thing.
If a fish is a marble, then it is natural for them to change colours, however this is a different occurance.

However colour change can also mean something is wrong, which I hope is not the case for you.
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Often times when you get a betta from a store they are stressed, or not in the best of conditions. When the betta is in his new home, well fed, lots of clean water, etc, they start doing better, and they're true colours start to show. IF you get a pale blue fish, that after having for 2-3 weeks turns a deep royal blue, then that is considered colouring up. It's a good thing.
If a fish is a marble, then it is natural for them to change colours, however this is a different occurance.

However colour change can also mean something is wrong, which I hope is not the case for you.
I didn't know all that, thank you!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #18 
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K so I came in to work this morning, totally forgot the salt, but Henry is back to his normal color (his body is a little darker, more black than silver) and he's spassing out like normal, begging for food, everything. So... Weird!! Maybe he is a marble??
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