Koi Changing Colors?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by smaurer3076, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. smaurer3076

    smaurer3076 Valued Member Member

    I have a koi female betta that I've had for going on 2 weeks and she's starting to turn more orange than red. I'm wondering if she's just changing colors like I've heard koi bettas do or if something is wrong. Excuse the poor picture quality but she's very hard to take pictures of lol. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    She looks normal and healthy to me, koi are marbles and will change color over their lifetime, possibly even losing the koi coloration :)
     
  3. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Not just kois :), all bettas can change color! When they are young their color can get darker or lighter, sometimes even add or remove color!
     
  4. OP
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    smaurer3076

    smaurer3076 Valued Member Member

    I'm worried though because I have seen her scratch against the driftwood and plants a couple times and I'm wondering if it's because I have high iron in my water?
     
  5. OP
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    smaurer3076

    smaurer3076 Valued Member Member

    I'm hoping in her case that she turns blue and black with a little bit of red!
     
  6. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    It's due to the jumping gene they have. Makes them change color throughout their lives. I bought mine mostly pink with some blue and red, and in a month, turned blue, and now is cream with red black and blue/purple! It's quite fun to see what they become
     
  7. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    What are your parameters? Is the tank cycled?
     
  8. OP
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    smaurer3076

    smaurer3076 Valued Member Member

    That's so cool!
     
  9. OP
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    smaurer3076

    smaurer3076 Valued Member Member

    Last time I checked (which was 2 days ago) the parameters were
    0 ppm ammonia
    0 ppm nitrate
    0 ppm nitrite

    And my tank had cycled for a month with stability and then slowly added fish throughout 3 months after.
     




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