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...and I am VERY frustrated all the pictures I see online suggest that B. smaragdina 'guitar' males are stunning fish with beautiful iridescent hues, but although my fish are 6 months old they never display anything even vaguely resembling those colors. What am I doing wrong? The tank is in the high 70's with dark brown substrate and, before today (when I did a re-scape) was so densely planted you seldom saw the fish. The only tank mates are a trio of beckford's pencilfish, which surprisingly chase the bettas at every opportunity (this is my best guess why their colors are lacking). PH is in the mid 6's, KH is about 3. Light is a 1600 lumen daylight bulb at 5000k. Thanks a million for giving any ideas how I can enjoy my Bettas again.