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My fish is losing color!! I just came home from going out today and I put on my desk lamp, and I noticed that it seems like my fish is losing color! I don't know if it's just me thinking that he is or if he really is. I'm going to go buy a heater tomorrow because I think that could be the reason... I'm going on vacation for 4 days and my sister will be able to feed him and such when I'm away, but I'm worried!! After I come home I'm going to buy a tank. I don't know what to do! :-?
 

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I would suspect the lack of a heater, and perhaps water quality, are the reason for your betta's loss of colour. However, it would help if you could answer as many of these questions as possible.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
 
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