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Old 05-11-2006, 04:10 AM   #1
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Green Chromis at night....???

One of my green chromis seems to turn a very dark color at night, but the other is still bright in color? By night I mean 0 lighting pitch black. I couldnt see them so i flipped on a light ( was that too stressful? ) and the two of themwere in a corner together, one dark on light...after a minuts its scaled started to gains color again....is this normal? Ive never kept a damsel before...Are these just some sort of nocturnal marking they use in the wild to hide?

Were they mating possibly? Im not sure what sex they are.
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Lots of fish seem to change colors when resting in the dark. I wouldn't worry about it - even though the other doesn't change colors.

The one with the full color probably was awake at the time, maybe using the bathroom at that moment or something.
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yes, its perfectly normal, unless you can tell something else is wrong with the fish....and i think (not sure tho) that damsels are known for doing that. I have seen them do that anyways, where only some of them change colors and others dont. Just to be sure tho, check all your water stuff just in case...
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Water params are good, they are very active this morning. Should I feed them anything besides BS?
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I don't know about fish, but I hate getting fed BS.

OK seriously, what is BS?
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My 3 striped Damsels turn dark at night.
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Soak that brine in garlic an Zoe or some kinda vitamin. They need their veggies too sometime.

I alternate between frozen soaked shrimp, flakes, pellets, and frozen formula one and two. Feeding just one food only can't be good.
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Chromis will go nuts over "meaty" planktonic foods like Cyclop-eeze. Cyclop-eeze is also very nutritional. Brine shrimp contain very little nutrients unless soaked, as mentioned, or gut-packed before use. A varied diet is best. HTH
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They have been eating a mix between OSI marine flake ( love em ) and frozen brine/mysis
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