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Old 01-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Fading COLOR on GOBY

I have a mandarin Goby & I know a few of u said that it will probably die, but luckily it has been doing good for the past 2 weeks that I have had it.

QUESTION: After a few hours without light it seems that the Goby's color dramatically fades. But, when I turn the light back on it comes back after a few minutes. Is this normally, or is he dying?

Also, I can't find copepods anywhere & they don't have them at my LFS. Any good websites?

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Many fish colors will fade after lights out and as soon as the lights come on they will be vibrant again. Have you seen your mandarin eat any foods? BTW a mandarin is a dragonet and not a goby.
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I agree with Mike, many fish will fade in color after lights for camouflage.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

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