Do Betta Fish Change Color? | Betta Fish Care

my betta fish changes from stripes to solid color in hours. do you know why?
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A: Thanks for writing in. Looking at the photos and description you provided I can’t tell for certain that anything is really wrong. The whitish/purple coloration on the fins and red coloring on the head could certainly be indicative of natural coloration. It’s very common for a Betta’s coloration to change shortly after you bring him home. When the fish goes from cold dirty water at the store and is placed in a clean warm environment their true colors begin to intensify in their vibrancy and often the change can be quite drastic. I have observed this happen anywhere from the first couple of days up to a month or more after arrival. As Bettas age, their color changes as well so you may notice even more surprises over the next year. When the fish reaches the end of his natural life you may again notice the color changing but this time it will become dull and faded.
Do betta fish change color?
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Peanut Betta Jelly before and after being put into his heated, filtered 10 gallon tank! he was put in his tank on the 16th and the pictures were taken the 22nd and the 25th! I’d say being a kaleidoscope fish means he’s happy.I will put more updates on his color changes!
(via ) The most common of all reasons the betta fish can and do change colors is due to stress
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Did you know there is a betta gene called "Marble" that causes them to change color throughout their lifetime? If you ever see a betta with splotches of color..it might be a marble! Keep him in warm water with plenty of room to swim and you will see your fish change colors and thrive!They also change to show what they are about to do, or being stressed by bad water quality or temperature changes. another butterfly betta fish “A lot has to do that most betta's are baby's in the store and a few months old so I would say that since the fish is getting older its just getting its last of the colors in. I had a betta that was bluish red with a red tail and by the time I had him for a year his tail turned light red with the edges turning white.”Prezi by Amy Zwicker cellophane: basically has no color. Solid colors: white opaque: solid white. yellow: also known as "non-red"all yellows also carry one of the three iridescent color (steel, royal or green). orange: solid, a bit more red than what an orange would look like, maybe more like a dark tangerine color. red: some black pigment on the body giving them more of a bicolor look. steel blue: this is one of the three iridescent colors. royal blue: iridescent color, darker and looks purple best see under a flashlight. green iridescent color impossible to detect without a flashlight. turquoise: a speckled blue green. copper: true colors only come out when the light shines on them! butterfly (BF): The body is solid color while the fins are divided in two separate color bans. half of the fin is one color and the other half another color. chocolate: the body is dark and the fins are yellow or golden orange. Bi-colors: -2 colors Betas with patterns They change to ether to show their feelings and to also hide from their enimies, like other betta fish, because betta fish fight to the death,which means they will try to kill each other.One time when you may see subtle changes in the color of a betta fish is when the shade of color deepens. This can happen when a male betta fish is being territorial.Female betta fish especially change color as they mature. Color changes can also be a good sign. It’s important to be able to recognise the difference between positive color changes and those that can mean a fish is unwell.By their nature, jumping genes move. Once that jumping gene leaves the area, the blue pigment returns. Of course, this means that marble betta fish can change color quite often!