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new dark blue betta turning black

Posted by Ezzy1986 NSW Aust (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 14, 05 at 4:25

HELP! I've already posted two messages and have only had these fish for less than a week! Maybe I'm just paranoid...
My new beautiful dark blue bettas head is turning black!! (or a blacky red) what could this be!?!?


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RE: new dark blue betta turning black

Is this the one that was put in the larger tank? Possibly just showing his true colors? Do you have filtration in the tank?


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RE: new dark blue betta turning black

it's the one in the smaller bowl (soon to be upgraded, the end of this week at the latest)... he appears a lot more 'flighty' as well.... darting all over the place when i move him or put my hand near the bowl


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RE: new dark blue betta turning black

they have florecent lighting in the pet stores, so your betta is just showing his true colors in different light-just like paint : ). As for him being flighty, My betta is hyper, too- nothing to worry about.


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RE: new dark blue betta turning black

Keep a cover on it that allows air flow. Dont want it to jump out if something startles it. Frequent water changes with a dechlorinator like Prime by Seachem if you have city supplied water.


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RE: new dark blue betta turning black

  • Posted by Minaku z6 Pittsburgh (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 15, 05 at 9:33

Often the bettas in petstores are faded in color because of stress. What you see in the store is not the color you will get once the fish is in a good, spacious, warm home.

Don't worry - the color darkening or turning brighter is perfectly normal. Also, your fish will be jumpy for two weeks, give or take a week. Just leave him alone and let him adjust to his new home - it's a big change! In a couple of weeks he'll be curious and playful, and then you can be a crazy fish parent.


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