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Old 04-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #1 
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Bright Betta changes to white betta during transit?

Is is sometimes normal for a betta to turn pale when moving to a new envrironment.....

I picked up Ember today.. a beautiful orange/blue vt betta.. he looked in great color in the petstore tank... in the car he hardly had any color at all

He is currently floating in the bag in his new home.. he has some color now but nothing like before...

common? will it come back?

Here's a pic of his new home and the poor thing is staring at me through the plastic bag......

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #2 
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betta often pale when stressed, like when being moved a lot or introduced to a new environment. Give him a day or two to settle in and he should start coloring up in no time. It's also common for betta to refuse food in the first day or two, so if he's one of those, don't worry right away. Just keep an eye on him, learn his habits and give him time to get settled. And post a better picture when he's set up, I wanna seeeee!
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #3 
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Not sure how common it is, but most of the red colored fry of my spawn have the ability to white out when stressed. Even their fins can turn from red to clear. It does turn back, and the one that i shipped that has been received took a couple days to turn back.

And everything else Molly said.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #4 
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Thanks... I won't worry so much then... he just ate a freeze dried worm while still in his bag...
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #5 
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It's good he's eating! Remember blood worms are sometimes foods.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #6 
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Aww he's cute, he will likely definitely color back up in that beautiful home. Mine pale out when they are stressed, especially during water changes.

Just curious, I couldn't see a heater in your pic. Saw the thermometer. If you don't have one I would definitely try to provide a heated environment for him. Have fun with your new friend!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #7 
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Heater is being hidden behind the big plant....

This betta was from a small aquarium store with just the owner working there. He said he only feeds them bloodworms.... so, I figured I'd feed him that for a couple days until I'm sure he has settled in and then change him to the pellets... don't want to stress him with too many changes all at the same time.

Can't wait to see if he has colored up tomorrow....
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Just bloodworms? Yeah, not what most people around here would recommend, I think. If you're going to feed him bloodworms, I would go with frozen, as freeze dried can cause tummy problems. It sounds like you have a solid plan, sneak a pellet in there and see how he reacts. Once he's on the pellets, a bloodworm snack is fine once a week or so.

One more thing you might want to keep in mind.. pet stores, even the little ones, tend to have much better lighting then our homes and fish tank lights. He might color up but look a bit different then he did in the store just because your lights aren't the same.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #9 
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My other bettas eat pellets... and bloodworms as a snack.

I thought about the lights in the store first,, but he was so light that I was sure their lights couldn't make that much difference.....

After I let him loose in the tank he went everywhere checking everything out... yeah!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #10 
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He'll colour back up. My boy used to go white in the face, and his fins would turn brownish clear every time I cupped him. Now he's in a cycled tank so we don't have that problem. Claustrophobic betta lol.
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