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Old 07-29-2011, 09:56 PM   #1 
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Can you help my Trancpa

I have searched the Internet for hours a day. No pet store can help. I have no idea what this could be. Please help a relatively new betta loving owner. His name is Noah and he is such a sweet boy. Thank you in advance! - Whitney*

Housing*
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 72(?)
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Minimal daily*

Maintenance*
How often do you perform a water change? 1 every 10 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Maintainer

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water?no
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Symptoms and Treatment

How has your betta fish's appearance changed?Once dark blue started turning clear. Not white, not covered but transparent. Spread in sections almost over night. Spread to gills head and fins. So clear, can see fecal trail in body. I would be happy to include photos if this helps.*

How has your betta fish's behavior changed? none what so ever. Fast, hungry and plenty of nesting.*
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1.5 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish 8 months- 1 year (approximately)?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #2 
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Hello there, and welcome to the forum! Can you perhaps post a picture for us so we can help you figure this out?? It sounds like he may just be marbeling (some bettas change colors throughout their lives!), but a photo would help alot! Increasing your water changes just a little will help alot, one 25-50% and one 100% a week is great for a 2.5 gallon! Are you using a good water conditioner?? I'm not quite sure what maintainer is O_o
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:04 PM   #3 
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*also* to post pics on this forum, you have to upload them somewhere else (photobucket, facebook, etc) and then copy and paste them into your post =)
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:33 PM   #4 
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And exactly how much are you feeding him/ what brand of pellets are you feeding him???
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:40 AM   #5 
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PHOTOS! Thank you!

Hello and thank you for your fast response! It appears this was an
"accidental post" so now my thread is located twice in this board. So sorry for that!

Anyways,
I feed him (and his brother Archy in a seperate tank) Betta Bio Gold 5 pellets a day and TOP FIN Freeze-Dried Bloodworms as a "snack" occassionaly.

I have posted some photos to Photobucket. The photos do not do my Noach justice. It appears the "clear" is almost pink, but it looks transparent. I have had family and friends write down descriptions and all have the word "clear" in them. I would hope this is a natural process, but it seems to come on rather quickly. Also, looking closer the past two days, his gills seem Pink.

Please take a look and again thank you! I hope to be a long time member!

http://s1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/harperlee1/
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:03 PM   #6 
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I think he's marbeling, which is nothing to worry about! It appears that he has the margel gene, which means that he will be changing colors his entire life! As long as he's acting normal and eating healthy then there's no reason to be concerned =) He looks like a really happy and healthy betta to me =D He's gorgeous, he's such a rainbow of colors!!!
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