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Old 10-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #1 
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Question Head turns light brownish over night?

Hi, people! I was surfing the web at 1:30 am and I got bored. I uncovered Daron's tank and turned the lights on and noticed that his head was brown. During the day, his head is black/very dark maroon. I saw his head turned light brown another time, when it was night too; and another time, when he was freakin cold :/ poor Daron. The temperature was 26 degrees Celsius the last time when I noticed his brown head. I waited for several minutes and.. His head was still brown. Does this have anything to do with slowing the metabolism? Or stress, maybe? By the way, his body color is royal blue, his head is (usually) black and his fins are mostly red, with some blue on them, too.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:27 AM   #2 
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Someone, notice this post :(
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It could be just because you woke him up. Some bettas lose a bit of colour when they're sleeping, it's perfectly normal. My boy's underside turns really light at night and goes back to normal by morning when he's active again.

Can you post pictures?
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The next time I see him like that, I'll take photos. I just thought I stressed him too much that day, so I simply let him rest without taking photos.
By the way, I have a plant floating in the tank, it doesn't need any substrate. It has white spots; could they be snail eggs? It was taken from an aquarium with (unwanted) snails
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Is he back to normal now?

They could possibly be snail eggs. I'm not a plant expert (I'm new to planted tanks) so I can't really help, but there's something you can dip the plant in to kill the eggs. I can't remember what it is, sorry. Maybe a quick google search will help. Or you could just scrub the eggs off.
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Yes, he seems ok for the moment. Thanks for your concern :)
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Here he is, white headed when his head was supposed to be almost black :/
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