Betta coloration normal or disease?

gingerviolinist

Unsure if this is just these white fins and just the normal look of this betta or if there is a problem causing the white fins. I did a 1 week treatment of Melafix + Pimafix with no evident change. Does not appear sick or have any other symptoms of illness. Since purchasing 8 weeks ago, fins have become whiter/iridescent and has grown considerably.



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Rose of Sharon

Hi,

Beautiful betta boy!!!

I'm inclined to say that is part of his natural color. The pics are rather dark, though, so it's hard to tell. It doesn't look like any type of rot, and it's not like cotton, so I would say he's fine.

Crown tails are prone to fin issues, so it's really good that you are aware and looking closely at him for any changes that may happen.

Clean water prevents a ton of issues, so weekly water changes will help keep him disease free. You can also add some Indian almond leaves (catappa leaves) to his tank. The leaves produce tannins, which will tint the water brown, but the tannins do provide some antifungal and antibacterial properties. And bettas just love tannins and the actual leaves!

I'm not a fan of the "fix" products, as they have ingredients that can sometimes interfere with a betta's labyrinth organ. I have used them and found them to be ineffective, and they smelled up my tank, too.

Hope this helps! :)
 

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