View Full Version : Discolouration On Betta's Head

01-16-2011, 01:50 AM
My betta has been developing strange red "bars" on his head. He's a red betta. His normal colouration is dark red/burgandy. The bars are an actual "red" colouration. Sorry, can't post pics. The discoloured scales are focused around the gills. I read in a fish magazine that they sometimes get strange discolouration and the only way to treat it is with aquarium salt. I'll try putting aquarium salt in after I do a water change. Does anyone know what causes that strange discolouration? Also, could I keep him in a 10g with a female and a couple of African dwarf frogs?

01-16-2011, 04:55 AM
idk about the discolouration. But I wouldn't put him in the 10g with the female.

01-16-2011, 05:15 AM
Because there's nowhere for her to hide in a tank that small. I wouldn't worry about the color change as long as the fish is swimming and eating normally.


01-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Okay, thanks for your help!