Koi Changing Colors?

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

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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!
 
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She looks normal and healthy to me, koi are marbles and will change color over their lifetime, possibly even losing the koi coloration
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?
 
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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!
I'm hoping in her case that she turns blue and black with a little bit of red!
 

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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
 
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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
That's so cool!
 
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