One thing to watch out for with the gold nuggets is a sunken belly. Quite often they're held too long w/out feeding between collecting, waiting at the distributor's, then finally arriving at the lfs
. If the bacteria in their gut dies off they're unable to digest their food, and regardless of how much they eat they'll starve to death. Best bet is to get one from an lfs
that's been there for a few weeks already that doesn't look too skinny.
If you want a brightly colored BN I have super reds available.