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Old 08-17-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Yellow watchman loosing his color

As the title states, my YWG is not as yellow as he was. He is a very pale yellow now. Is this diet related or does it happen naturally?

Wasn't sure if this should be in the sick fish section as he doesnt appear sick in the least, just not yellow anymore.

Thanks for any help or insight....
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My watchmen did the same thing.I got him a pistol shrimp to buddy up with his color came back and he's looking great.I think he might of been a lil stressed.
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Is something stressing him, getting to close to his territory? My YWG fades a little when the coral beauty angel tries to get under the YWG rock.
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Yea I think what helped me was the pistol shrimp dug caves under my rock so they would go from one side to other under gravel.best friends great to watch.
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Maybe he is stressed out because he is not eating that much.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:46 AM   #6
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He's defintiely eating, he's a little piggy. lol

I didnt want to add a pistol to this tank as I am having possible issues with onbe in my 125g, he may be a shrimp killer. :-(

I did do a water change today so maybe thats his stress. His tankmates are citron goby, a scooter and a mandarin so I don't think they are picking on him. In fact he does the aggressive open mouth lunge at the scooter if he gets too close to the back rock he likes to hang out under LOL
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Well todays another day and the yeloow wathcman is back to his yellow color. Maybe not as bright as he was when I first got him but his color is now normal for for him.

I'm guessing the stress of the pwc made him change color. Just worried about the next pwc though, don't want him stressed out once a week.
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I have/had one and when my power went out, the temp. dropped and he turned stone grey. Within a day or so he started to yellow back up. Not sure if he's still around in my tank anymore because i got a dwarf eel that stole his cave, and haven't seen him in month or so. I'm thinking maybe he's scared to death and hiding out or got eaten.
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OO thats terrible! I hope he's just hiding somewhere, mine hides most of the day.....
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mine goes dull when its nighttime. Every morning he's probably dull color but it seems to bounce back either with the lights or just waking up within 5 minutes. And for the pistol shrimp, just get a smaller one You can't resist them
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