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So my new Male Crimson Iridescent Butterfly Rosetail Betta fish arrived today he happily swimming around, however his head looks like the scales are matte whereas the whole of his body is iridescent I don’t know if this is normal or if he’s sick as doesn’t look too good. Any advice would be great he’s in a fluval edge with heater on his own
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Housing: fluval edge
How many gallons is your tank? 6
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 78f
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No

Food:
What food brand do you use? King British
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? Bloodworm
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? N/A as new

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? N/A
What percentage of water did you change? N/A
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? N/A
What additives do you use? N/A

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness (GH):
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Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Straight away
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? No
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue? Arrived today
 

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Thank you, and his head wasn’t very visible on photos before I purchased him so hopefully he will be okay and it’s just normal. He seems to be happily settling in x
 
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