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  1. Amazing Color Changing Betta

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    I have a Black Orchid betta in a 5 gallon tank that I bought back in February. Since money is tight, I am using a shop light reflected off of the ceiling to give the boys some muted lighting. LED's for aquariums are ridiculously expensive. Recently, I remembered I had a small clip-on LED...
  2. American Flag Crowntail went from blue to almost white; very lethargic, bent spine. I am desperate.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please note: I am adopting this betta, Pedro, from my workplace. When he was in the office, the filter was never running because my coworkers believed he did not like the current it created. The water was never changed; water was only added when it began to run low due to evaporation. They would...
  3. Ammonia burns and color change

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, everyone! A few weeks ago I posted about my betta fish Angelo being really ill with fin rot and a weird white spot on his body that didn't look like ick. I treated him with aquarium salt for a week and put some Indian almond leaves in his tank just for funsies. Since then, I've purchased him...
  4. Wow! Complete color change!

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    Hi! :laugh: A few months ago I bought my first betta fish at petsmart because I fell in love instantly with how he looked. He was pale white with yellow fins and black markings- after a lot of research I came to the conclusion he must be some kind of apricot betta mix. Well, the last 3 weeks...
  5. Please help: Betta's face is changing color

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    I got my betta, Nugget, a week and a half ago and I'm kind of figuring things out as I go. Yesterday, I noticed that his chin, and "neck" area under his head is starting to turn a gold/light brown color. When I first got him, his head was almost black it was so dark blue. This color change was...
  6. Betta won't eat, sits at the bottom of tank all day?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  7. Betta won't eat, sits at the bottom of tank all day?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  8. Normal Change or Illness?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78-80 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?A nerite snail and some small pond snails Food: What...
  9. Possible color change?

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    Hello everyone! New betta owner here. I bought this sweet guy last night and he's doing great! Extremely active, social, and eating well. I wanted to get some experienced opinions on his coloration. So far, there hasn't been much of a change, and I'm hoping it stays that way, but part of me is...
  10. Disease or natural color change?

    Betta Fish Care
    My cellophane VT developed dark pigment all over his body. When purchased two months ago, his body had no pigment whatsoever. At first, the new pigment was chalked up to natural color change. Now, not sure. At first glance, the scales looks black. Upon close inspection, they show slight blue...
  11. Betta suddenly extremely ill?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone. My little betta Monsoon has been doing well for the past year. But suddenly last week with no known causes he got clamped fins. To help with this We increased his water changes to 3 times a week instead of 2. Everything seemed to be going well, until today. I fed him this morning...
  12. She was pastel lavender and white

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    I was looking at the bettas in a petco and found a female labeled as a crown tail male ( 98% sure she is female ). Next to all the boys she looked... Not very exciting. She was a pastel purple and white with stress stripes. All the other bettas looked happy... I thought she must have been...
  13. Should I worry that my betta got darker?

    Betta Fish Care
    When I got Luna, he was silver-ish / grey in color, hence the name. After a couple days or so, his body became darker and darker. Now there's no grey color left in him. His body is just black and some blue on the fins... Is this normal? He wasn't technically colorless before... :-?
  14. How did my Betta change so drastically?

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    When I first got this fish, he was a marbled blue violet, I've had him for 7 months and now he's basically all blue violet. Is this the result of color enhancers?
  15. Female Changes From White

    Betta Fish Care
    I've seen a few posts around asking about bettas going from a dark color to a lighter one when stressed, or even a post about someone's white betta getting red streaks...but I haven't quite found this anywhere. If it already exists, I apologize for the extra questioning, please redirect me...
  16. Magical color changing fish

    Betta Fish Care
    Science question..why do bettas change color? I first had a white double fin that turned blue, and now it appears my new black crowntail is turning silvery on his body and his fins are becoming more silver and red, will he continue color growth and what's causing it?
  17. Discoloration of betta body/scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my newest betta ten days ago from Petco. It's been a while since my last betta, but I just couldn't resist the urge to save a fish from a life spent in a tiny cup. My last one was about 4 years ago, and I have only recently discovered websites like this one with proper care techniques and...
  18. Colour of my betta turning white. Plz help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I recently bought a new betta fish in a fishbowl. The bowl is 12 inch diameter. I've been feeding my fish frozen blood worms once a day. The bowl does not have a heater. I add rock salt to the tap water for the bowl. I have noticed the colour of my betta changing to white,it was...
  19. Not sure if fin rot or changing color

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I've been a betta keeper for years, but I have a baffling conundrum. My fish, Darcy, appears to have blue disappearing from his tail and fins, leaving white, more transparent patches. I asked a local pet store person what it was, because I don't think it's ich, and if it was finrot there...
  20. First time with babies. HELP!

    Betta Chat
    I've owned adult bettas before, but the other day I was at Petco and happened to see a baby betta that was just beautiful! It's body was see through and the fins were red. I decided to give it a shot. But I have a few questions... 1) I've heard many different things on how much you should feed a...
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