When I fed my dragons tonight, I noticed something odd. Leonidas caught my eye. He always does because he is my favorite of the three boys I bought from DarkMoon... but this was different. So I got closer to the tank and watched him for a moment. That's when I figured it out...
It seems that Leonidas' fins are turning red. I'm not sure if this should be happening or not. He was a black dragon up until now. No red on him. The only place you could really see that he was black was at his "racing stripe". The red color starts at the base of his anal and tail, spreading out from there slightly. There isn't too much right now, but I was wondering if this is a normal color change or if something might be wrong with him.
More info on his homing:
Tank size - 10 gal divided in 3
Tank mates - 2 other male bettas, separated by dividers
Temp - 78-80 degrees F.
Tank is filtered. Filter is baffled.
No sharp decorations. One live plant, an anubias in Leonidas' section.
Water was recently changed. Tank was cleaned including gravel vac. Treated water with Prime. Nothing new has been added to the tank.
No history of illness. He took a couple nips out of his tail and is healing nicely. Eating well and acting normal.
Eats pellets - NLS. Fed twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.