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Old 02-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mfdrookie516 View Post
I've heard numerous times that dark substrates tend to prevent Africans from coloring up to their full potential.
That's interesting. I wonder if it's the fish not coloring up, or the lighting which is bouncing back isn't there so it just looks like it? To see what I mean, just hold a piece of paper flat under someone's chin and watch the light bounce, you'll see the shadowing under their nose and chin reduce.

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I have found that black really makes the colors of the africans pop. I have a 20g long quarentine tank with white PFS and when I put the fish into that tank I really notice the color of the fish lighten up almost trying to blend into the surroundings, then when back into the display tank the colors are amazing.

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