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Old 03-23-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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Journal: NLS UltraRed trial!

So this is my male Rubescens at 2 1/4" tonight. I have raised him on NLS. Well, I ordered the UltraRed yesterday and decided I would see if it starts to make a difference in his color. Starting Wednesday 3/25 I will feed the UltraRed daily in appropriate amounts, fast on Sundays (w/c day, my fish don't subscribe to any particular religion as far as I know) and frozen brine once a week. If anyone is interested in following I will post pictures weekly, or more often if a big change happens. Hope this turns out cool!
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Anxiously await the results. I need more red in my fish.

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Nice looking fish !


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Old 03-24-2015, 12:41 AM   #4
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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Got my Amazon order this morning... They'll hear about this one. Cap off, seal broken and the bottle is broken open! At least most of the food seems to have stayed in the box. And my cichlid salts didn't spill!
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Starting the experiment, this is my guys this morning. Decided to add my eureka jake into the experiment.
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Any results on the trial?

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Old 04-02-2015, 12:24 AM   #9
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Week 1 complete. Well, it is too early to tell imo, but both seem darker, this could be increased coloring because they are growing. The rubescens is hanging out at the back corner of the tank not doing much... he is eating OK but I hope nothing is wrong. I am fasting them all for 2 days to clear the guts (day 1 done). Thanks! Another update to come in a week!
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I don't think that's an Aulonocara Rubescens, looks more like a young Aulonocara Baenschi. Rubescens is usually the scientific name for Ruby Red peacocks, at which their color should be reddish-orange for the most part (especially in the fins). Just my opinion at least lol.
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