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Old 05-05-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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striped raphael catfish question

My Striped Raphael Catfish's stripes are more beige rather than the white that I see in a lot of pictures. When they were young, their stripes were super bright white but it has seem to faded over time. Is there a reason for this? Are they sick or maybe not getting something in their diet?
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My Raphael

Mine is about 3 years old, she has beige stripes. I can't remember what she looked like when she was young. Maybe their color changes with age...or maybe the lighting...I don't know

I know my green tiger barbs are blue under a certain light and then green under another light.

I always assumed it was the reflection of various light waves emitted of different lights

Here are photos of her so you can compare yours with her.
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Mine is about 3 years old, she has beige stripes. I can't remember what she looked like when she was young. Maybe their color changes with age...or maybe the lighting...I don't know

I know my green tiger barbs are blue under a certain light and then green under another light.

I always assumed it was the reflection of various light waves emitted of different lights

Here are photos of her so you can compare yours with her.
Ya that's how mine look too. It must just change when they age. I was just worried it was a vitamin deficiency or something. Well thanks!
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