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Old 08-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Fish losing color

Anyone ever have a problem with there fishes color fading? I have a watchman goby in my invert tank (yellow) and his color has all but disapeared. I have had him for about a month my tank levels are good except my nitrate level is a little high for an invert tank right around 40. The only change I have made in the last week was I added an additional carbon pack in my HOF along with the bio chem pack that normally goes in. I was attempting to bring my nitrate level down a little and thought the extra carbon pouch might help. I did notice that these particular packs are premade and sealed in the media but were not sealed in a bag. I am hoping the carbon did not soak anything out of the air and affect the tank. The goby still seems healthy and is eating just losing his color. Any thoughts??

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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I would venture a guess that it has more to do with what he's feeding on.

What are you feeding him?
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nutrition or a survival mechanism would be my guess as well. +1
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He gets a combination of fresh water mysis shrimp and brine shrimp both with vitamins added so says the package. I do occasionally throw a piece of frozen krill in for the crabs but I dont think he gets to that.
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What brand of mysis?
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I have three brands I use piscine, omega & san francisco bay brand, the san fran was a recent trial purchase.
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Weird, PE is one of the best. Can you get a picture of him?
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for sure as soon as I see him out I will snap a pic
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pictures

Here are some pics sorry for the quality, is color looks a little better today. There is also a bonus pic of my burrfish puffin up it happened as I was getting the camera I have only seen him puff up twice!!!
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hmm

Not sure why the puffer pic didnt attach I will try again
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