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Old 01-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Yellow watchman turned pale white?

Today I just noticed my yellow watchman goby has turned white. Any Ideas why? It's eating perfectly fine and acting normal such as perching while my pistol shrimp digs. I've researched a bit and have come across 2 answers as to why it's pale. 1. Stress. 2. she's female. any inputs on this?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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Hmm, how are the perimeters? Give us all the info about your tank please
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yep, my yellow watchman is white now too. He changed to white after a water change and his color never came back. This was months ago too and he's been fine and healthy otherwise.

I've inquired EVERYWHERE and the best answer i get is that it's a female, which I'm not sure I buy or not. LOL
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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Ammonia: 0.25
Nitrate: 0
Nitrite: 0

Maybe its the ammonia? But its been in there for about a month now.

and yeahhhhh I don't really buy the whole "it's cause it's a female" thing either is your watchman fine and healthy?
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yep, mine is healthy and has been ever since he truned white, which was months ago. he's very grumpy and chases the other fish but they never care. lol He mostly hides in his burrow or sits perched on the rock outside it.
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But that's so odd! hahah I wonder if they get their color back if you get them a mate?
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But that's so odd! hahah I wonder if they get their color back if you get them a mate?
It works in the human world, why not fish?
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I wouldnt try it though, at least with mine. lol he's a nasty little bugger.
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Yeah, definitely don't get another one. I was just making a joke
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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I think he saw a ghost.

Just an idea though.
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