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Hello all!
So I was walking through the pet store to get my fish food and I happened to notice this little girl. I currently have a 5.5 gallon tank set up that’s in the process of growing plants from seeds so its not full of water but it will be soon. I decided what the heck why not and bought this little girl because I thought she’s look great in the tank. I’ve heard females are more social then males so I got her a snail for a friend for now. I’m housing her in my 2.5G tank that’s normally used for a hospital tank but would be a perfect holding tank for her. I figured it would be way better then being stuck in a plastic cup (stupid pet stores). She seems happier and more energetic in the tank as she is exploring and watching the snail and having fun in the plants. I just wanted a second opinion on her health. She looks a bit bloated so I’m not going to feed her for 3 days to see if that helps if not Ill give her a pea and fast her for a few more days. Her color seems faded so she was probably very stressed and unhappy at the pet store. I’m getting Indian almond leaves in a few days should I put one in her tank to see if that helps? Also, I need a name for her! I want to give her a name with a good meaning behind. And I’ve kept male Betta’s for about 3 years but I’ve never had a female Betta, are they any different?

The holding tank that she’s in:
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Pictures of her (sorry about the bad quality lol):
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Also, are her fins supposed to look like that? The pet store just labeled her as assorted female Betta so I don’t know her fin type
 

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She’s a crowntail and her fin type always looks a little plump due to their genes. She doesn’t look bloated to me, just keep in mind females are supposed to be more round than males.
 
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She’s a crowntail and her fin type always looks a little plump due to their genes. She doesn’t look bloated to me, just keep in mind females are supposed to be more round than males.
Alright, I wasn’t sure. Thanks!
 

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I love female Bettas (I have 4 females
currently )Generally I find them to be similar in temperament to my males maybe a little less aggressive but still very feisty. For the most part my females have seemed much healthier than the males and don’t have as many persistent issues with fin biting or fin rot. However one of my fav and original girls just developed a rather large tumor out of no where very sad but anyways I really think female Bettas are great and you will enjoy her!
 
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I love female Bettas (I have 4 females
currently )Generally I find them to be similar in temperament to my males maybe a little less aggressive but still very feisty. For the most part my females have seemed much healthier than the males and don’t have as many persistent issues with fin biting or fin rot. However one of my fav and original girls just developed a rather large tumor out of no where very sad but anyways I really think female Bettas are great and you will enjoy her!
Sorry to hear about your Betta :emoji_slight_frown: I wish the little fishies wouldn’t get sick.
 

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You should definitely put a leaf in. I have them in all my betta tanks and they’re great!!!
 
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So I can’t get pictures now as she is sleeping but I will get some in the morning. She has changed colors already. She’s getting red spot/marble look on her beige/light pink body and her fins are a rose red. Is this normal?
 

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So I can’t get pictures now as she is sleeping but I will get some in the morning. She has changed colors already. She’s getting red spot/marble look on her beige/light pink body and her fins are a rose red. Is this normal?
I think probably normal. My two girls that red started out light and got darker. I think that red coloring is pretty common in females. I have two that color!
 

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So I can’t get pictures now as she is sleeping but I will get some in the morning. She has changed colors already. She’s getting red spot/marble look on her beige/light pink body and her fins are a rose red. Is this normal?
I used to raise bettas, and ma thinking of getting back into them as well. She may very well get even darker over a few weeks too. I had a male that we bought a while back that looked green when we bought him and after a few weeks and tender loving care he is now full on blue with see through finnage and a blue outline around them. Just a gorgeous fish. I also agree that females can be feisty as well. Bettas have so much personality though, so it is hard to tell how she will act around other fish until you put her with them. I had some females who were downright mean, and others who were just big babies. Good luck with her.
 
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So i have no clue how this happened and I’m quite sad and upset about it. She somehow dug in the sand and got under an ornament and I think she got her self stuck and then suffocated and died. Yeah she died last Night. Wasn’t expecting that at all. :emoji_frowning2:
 

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It’s hard to see those coming. I had one drown once because I put an acrylic shelf in a tank so the shrimp would have more surface area, and he wedged himself behind it. I’m sorry you lost her.
 
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