Bettas fin changing unsure why?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JodieMarie, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. JodieMarie

    JodieMarie New Member Member

    My bettas tail fin is changing colour, he was once a vibrant Aqua, and the beginning of his fin under his body is turning white. I have looked up several things on the internet but nothing seems to match up - I also haven't seen any photos that look like what is happening to my little treasure.

    I am panicking because I would be devastated if something happened to him that I could have fixed.

    I looked up the 'causes' a fighter could change colour but nothing seems to add up, and it's happened so suddenly - there haven't been any major changes to his environment in the last year. (i.e tank changes, tank mates, temperature drops/rises). His personality hasn't changed, he still eats, and reacts to movement near him, he swims around.

    My partner seems to think it could be old age, I don't know how old he was when I got him, but I've only had him for a year.

    I am extremely worried, I would hate to loose him so early, he has such a personality and I just love him.

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    What he looked like on the first day I got him until About 2 weeks ago..
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    What his tail looks like now.
    (Sorry for the dodgy photos - best I could manage at the time)
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
  2. musserump09

    musserump09 Well Known Member Member

    What are your water parameters?
    Is your tank cycle?
  3. OP

    JodieMarie New Member Member

    Temp: 25' C (77 F)
    PH: 6.8 - 7

    I don't have a proper test at the moment - i've run out.
    I can get a better idea tomorrow.

    *Yes - tank is regularly cleaned (100% water changes)
  4. P

    Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    I dont see a filter..which means your tank isnt cycled.
    Have you read the nitrogen cycle?
    I would upgrade him to a 5g, with a sponge filter, and get your cycle going
  5. musserump09

    musserump09 Well Known Member Member

    Filter is needed and also a heater. API lquid test ASAP!

    Fish bowls are like living in your bath water for a week would you?

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