Betta Fish Losing Color In Fins Question

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by vdibbern, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. vdibbern

    vdibbernNew MemberMember

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    I bought my male betta fish a few months ago and he has a great tank, filter and colored lights. I noticed he is losing color in his fins and I have no idea why! I change his water and put the conditioner in there. Any advice is welcome, please help! IMG_3106.IMG_3105.
     
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    Finatic005Valued MemberMember

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    Research symptoms of diseases or stress and see if any match. When I bought my betta he only gained color. Either weird mutation or disease (or stress). How often do you change water, what filter, and how high quality is the food? Food could be another major contributor.

    Also what conditioner and did you cycle it?
     
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    vdibbernNew MemberMember

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    It is so sad. I change his water every other weekend. I bought the betta food and conditioner that was recommended from pets mart. I can’t think of the names right now. :(
     
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    Finatic005Valued MemberMember

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    Change every week

    Also petsmart has terrible info. Do you really wanna take advice from some guy with half his fish dead at petsmart? I’d use Omega brand and Hikari Bloodworms

    One more thing, use Seachem Prime. I do one drop per gallon, with one extra drop at the end to make sure. Works great
     
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    The_fishyWell Known MemberMember

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    vdibbernNew MemberMember

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    I’m going to the store now to buy him bloodworms and I’ll change his water when I get home! I will also update you guys in the water treatments and pellets I’m using. Thanks everyone!!
     
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    vdibbern

    vdibbernNew MemberMember

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    It’s been set up for a few months now and it’s a 5 gallon. I don’t know the water parameters .
     
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