View Full Version : New Betta

06-19-2014, 05:39 PM
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?

06-19-2014, 05:41 PM
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?

06-19-2014, 05:42 PM
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...

06-19-2014, 05:54 PM

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

06-19-2014, 06:04 PM
He's a pretty one!...probably just his natural coloring...see if it changes any once he's settled in....

06-19-2014, 06:08 PM
That's a relief. :)
I'm probably just being paranoid with him being in the mail for an extra day.

06-19-2014, 06:09 PM
I'm curious...why did you order him online anyway?....there are many to be had at any LFS

06-19-2014, 06:15 PM
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..

06-19-2014, 06:20 PM
I see...I feel bad every time I see the "betta cups", I just want to rescue them all...

06-19-2014, 06:29 PM
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.

06-20-2014, 01:44 PM
WOW he's beautiful! I love the color. He's going to look like a peacock when he's strutting his stuff!

Did you get to pick him out or was he a random pull from the online store?

06-20-2014, 07:57 PM
The only thing I knew about him was that he's a crowntail. It's kind of exciting not knowing what color your betta is going to be.

With that being said, I think I got lucky with the one they sent.

06-20-2014, 08:08 PM
I think you got very lucky, he's spectacular...how's he doing?....eating well?

06-20-2014, 09:03 PM
He's a stunner! Photos when you can.