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Old 09-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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My red tail shark is losing his tail color? Please help!

I have a red tail shark witch is hiding alot and his tail lost almost all of its color and is really choppy. When i first put him in my 80 gal tank his tail was bright red but now its like see through, what is this and how do i cure it??
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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What do you feed him? Sometimes the quality of the food and what you are feeding will effect the color. When we give our guys brine shrimp and other live foods they color up super quick.


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Old 09-17-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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I feed him and all the rest of my fish tetra min witch has very good reputation. He has been hiding alot and not eating. He maybe ate 1 time the pase week Click image for larger version

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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try some shrimp pellets
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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I agree. Try shrimp pellets or live brine shrimp if you can get them. He might not like them. Also omega one super color is awesome! It is a bit more expensive than tetra but it is worth the couple of dollars in my opinion.


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Old 09-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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So if you can could you get some better pics? I don't see anything other than the discoloration but better safe than sorry to see if there is anything else going on


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Old 09-17-2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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Ill get one tomorow when the lights on. Do you know if its bad water quality that makes the color fade off?


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It can- so I would just double check everything in the morning/tomorrow




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Stress also makes them lose their color. Is he the only red tail in the tank? Is anyone else harassing him?
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What tank mates does he have?


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