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fantailer
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Sorry but another question
« on: July 02, 2012, 03:28:29 PM »

3 months ago before I bought my tank light Galaxy was deep red and had lipstick. The only white was on her head. Now she's 2/3 white and the rest of her is orange. She lost her lipstick a week after I got the light.

How do I prevent Jose from losing his color?
Is it possible to get back Galaxy's color?
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Vicloz2006
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 04:46:01 PM »

Some fish do change colour as they get older, especially commons, shubunkins and comets. This is most likely just a natural thing. I have found with my fish that there colours are brighter and better if they get enough light. I have noticed this more with my tuxedo platy, if she doesn't get enough light she goes more brown than black and if she gets enough she goes back to black, so I am pretty sure it isn't the light affecting her colouring unless it has increase the speed of her colour change.
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fantailer
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 05:03:54 PM »

Thanks Vicloz. I hope Galaxy isn't aging to fast she's only about 1 year 8 months old.
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Nossie
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 04:38:10 AM »

When I moved my orandas into the 40 liter (right before they got to move to the current tank), Berry lost most of the color on her wen and also turned a paler red allover, I was worried she'd turn completely white! Once I moved her to the current tank with better lighting she started getting the reds back again and they even spread a little (could be thanks to the better water quality).
It could be just the way the light shines on the fish and also loss of some pigment, but it might not be as bad as it looks. Have you looked for some bulbs that enhance reds in fish? If they eat lots of vegetables it might also contribute to loss of reds, krill, carrots and color enhancing pellets will help with that Smiley
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fantailer
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 05:53:59 AM »

I don't really feed them krill or carrots. Where do you get krill? In a petshop in a container or like how you get brine shrimp.

I do  feed them color enhancing pellets among peas, broccoli, tubifex worms,and blood worms.
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Nossie
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 07:12:00 AM »

Sounds great Smiley
I bought krill from ebay, here: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
But they should be available as frozen or freeze-dried in most pet shops as well. I have a gel brine shrimp mix that contains some krill too.

They are really big though, so you'll need to break them into smaller pieces and soak them before feeding them to the fish unless they're about 4 inches long at least Wink
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fantailer
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 09:26:58 PM »

Okay thanks Galaxy will be 4 inches really soon.
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 07:14:48 AM »

Nossie do you think krill would be good for flash and Merle?
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Nossie
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 11:53:13 AM »

Sure! It's very nutritious and healthy for any fish! Smiley Just be sure you prepare it so that it'll be easy to eat for the fish Smiley Even Raven has troubles chewing them sometimes unless I soak them first, I've noticed.
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Re: Sorry but another question
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 07:14:39 PM »

Ok thanks I will look for some!
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