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Thread: New Betta

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    I'm putting him in a 10 gallon with 3 ADFs.

    I ordered him from Live Aquaria and the shipment was delayed a day. His head is completely black- is that ammonia burn or is that just how he looks?

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    Can you get pics of him posted here?...may just be his natural coloration, why would you think ammonia burn?

    Your 10 gallon is cycled, correct?
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    I'm trying to get a good picture, but he's still in the bag being acclimated. I probably took around 10 pictures on a Galaxy S3 and they're all bad...

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    And yes, my tank I cycled. 0 both in ammonia and nitrite, less then 10 ppm nitrate.

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    He's a pretty one!...probably just his natural coloring...see if it changes any once he's settled in....
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    That's a relief. :)
    I'm probably just being paranoid with him being in the mail for an extra day.

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    I'm curious...why did you order him online anyway?....there are many to be had at any LFS
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    Not where I live... There's a Petco and 2 Petsmart's less then 1/2 hour away. The nearest LFS is over an hour away.
    I was at one of the Petsmart's getting frozen food before I placed my order and I saw a poor boy with really bad fin rot. I was tempted to get him, try to nurse him back but I know it would be better if I didn't. Still feel kind of bad..

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    I see...I feel bad every time I see the "betta cups", I just want to rescue them all...
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    Yeah I agree, natural colors. If it was ammonia burn and it was bad enough to blacken his face, I'm pretty sure he'd be dead.
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    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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