My betta wasn't dying! Meet Mr. Rainbow betta

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If you look through my post history, I have been very worried that my betta, Oliver, was sick from a slow acting form of columnaris.

I finally decided to just stop worrying about it, and wait it out as long as he was eating, active, and acting normal.

Here is Oliver when I first brought him home in December 2019
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This was after having him a couple months
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And this was a few weeks ago!
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This is him today!
One eye has even changed color!
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He's constantly getting more purple and red areas on his fins, and turning white with a violet shimmer on his body.

I'm not sure what exactly triggered his color changing. I think it is a combination of having a dark substrate, low light due to lots of floating plants, and high quality diet (pellets in AM, mysis shrimp in PM). His tank is densely planted now as well.

I also have increased the amount I'm feeding him for a couple months now, which he seems quite happy with.

Still having zero nitrates, but with such a dense planting I think that is to be expected now.

I took out the sponge filter, as it was soooo noisy and driving me nuts. I did put in a small airstone that I plug in during the day for more circulation (too noisy for night), otherwise the tank is prone to cold spots in that corner.
 
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Sprinkle said:
He's a marbler I suppose.
I've never had a betta marble before, so it is quite exciting!
 

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nobettasinbowls said:
If you look through my post history, I have been very worried that my betta, Oliver, was sick from a slow acting form of columnaris.

I finally decided to just stop worrying about it, and wait it out as long as he was eating, active, and acting normal.

Here is Oliver when I first brought him home in December 2019
82008763_2504940936300158_7788377425506729984_n.jpg
81890140_2319232308368280_4914611869995499520_n.jpg


This was after having him a couple months
83026415_162709881691560_5448109398717104128_n.jpg


And this was a few weeks ago!
87070457_637026430446862_3927434046694490112_n.jpg


86671074_209046127151974_7118019380918616064_n.jpg


This is him today!
One eye has even changed color!
90102736_136607331110681_6071733912747376640_n.jpg

89867023_1512169642266964_6888224285391847424_n.jpg

89490576_526490344737284_4033385370853834752_n.jpg
89848167_658899701537520_3102624511376228352_n.jpg


He's constantly getting more purple and red areas on his fins, and turning white with a violent shimmer on his body.

I'm not sure what exactly triggered his color changing. I think it is a combination of having a dark substrate, low light due to lots of floating plants, and high quality diet (pellets in AM, mysis shrimp in PM). His tank is densely planted now as well.

I also have increased the amount I'm feeding him for a couple months now, which he seems quite happy with.

Still having zero nitrates, but with such a dense planting I think that is to be expected now.

I took out the sponge filter, as it was soooo noisy and driving me nuts. I did put in a small airstone that I plug in during the day for more circulation (too noisy for night), otherwise the tank is prone to cold spots in that corner.
He's lovely!!!!
 

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That's very cool! I've only ever seen them go from light to dark, not the other way, except to get more iridescence over time. I'm glad he's okay!!
 

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He has metamorphosed! Glad he’s doing well.
 

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He's absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see how he turns out:woot:
 

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nobettasinbowls said:
If you look through my post history, I have been very worried that my betta, Oliver, was sick from a slow acting form of columnaris.

I finally decided to just stop worrying about it, and wait it out as long as he was eating, active, and acting normal.

Here is Oliver when I first brought him home in December 2019
82008763_2504940936300158_7788377425506729984_n.jpg
81890140_2319232308368280_4914611869995499520_n.jpg


This was after having him a couple months
83026415_162709881691560_5448109398717104128_n.jpg


And this was a few weeks ago!
87070457_637026430446862_3927434046694490112_n.jpg


86671074_209046127151974_7118019380918616064_n.jpg


This is him today!
One eye has even changed color!
90102736_136607331110681_6071733912747376640_n.jpg

89867023_1512169642266964_6888224285391847424_n.jpg

89490576_526490344737284_4033385370853834752_n.jpg
89848167_658899701537520_3102624511376228352_n.jpg


He's constantly getting more purple and red areas on his fins, and turning white with a violet shimmer on his body.

I'm not sure what exactly triggered his color changing. I think it is a combination of having a dark substrate, low light due to lots of floating plants, and high quality diet (pellets in AM, mysis shrimp in PM). His tank is densely planted now as well.

I also have increased the amount I'm feeding him for a couple months now, which he seems quite happy with.

Still having zero nitrates, but with such a dense planting I think that is to be expected now.

I took out the sponge filter, as it was soooo noisy and driving me nuts. I did put in a small airstone that I plug in during the day for more circulation (too noisy for night), otherwise the tank is prone to cold spots in that corner.
He looks absolutely beautiful. The colors are really pretty as well.
 

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