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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Loss of color

Why is it that every time I get up in the morning I always see my fish have lost their color?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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They tend to get darker in color at night, its completely normal and will return to their original color after the light has been on for a while
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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Thank you. I thought it was because they were stressed out or something along those lines.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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No haha, they should be perfectly fine, in most fish it has something to do with camouflaging from nocturnal predators in the wild
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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Hmmmmm. So I guess my 2 catfish can't find them in the dark then. Lol. I've got a Pictus catfish and another one that looks cool but I never see the sucker cuz it's actually como in color. I don't know the name of it truthfully. It's brown and black like a snakes colors.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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Haha I'm a big fan of the catfish, just be careful they can eat their tankmates as they get older
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:33 AM   #7
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I'm the same with them and redtail and rainbow sharks. Now the banded leoporinuis has found its way into that category. I had a neighbor of mine feed his catfish feeder goldfish. The thing went nuts when it saw a small goldfish. I
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:34 AM   #8
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Haha, rainbows are my favorite fish I have two very lively ones
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Yeah they do like to chase each other. Lol. My redtails are fun as they actually go after each other some times
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Yeah same here, they're really nice fish
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I can't get enough of them. Now if I can only have one that doesn't have a split dorsal. I hate when that happens.
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I can't get enough of them. Now if I can only have one that doesn't have a split dorsal. I hate when that happens.
Yeah, one of mine has that, but its just a tiny split
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My profile picture is one of the strangest redtail sharks I've ever seen and it harasses every fish in my tank except my catfish. I've got pictures of some of my other sharks in an album called shark tank. Lol. Excuse the green colored water. I've got one that looks like a rainbow but really isn't a rainbow shark at all. It's a Botia
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My profile picture is one of the strangest redtail sharks I've ever seen and it harasses every fish in my tank except my catfish. I've got pictures of some of my other sharks in an album called shark tank. Lol. Excuse the green colored water. I've got one that looks like a rainbow but really isn't a rainbow shark at all. It's a Botia
Awesome, I'll check out the albums, and its funny how all of these sharks have different personalities they're all unique
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