View Full Version : Guppy tail color change
10-30-2007, 04:05 PM
I have a male guppy with a huge tail (and very fluffy) But, from time to time (and it seems to be linked in some sort of way with water changes or blood worm treat), the tail color goes super bright with high definition of patterns and other time... it goes deep black... I was wondering if this was something normal or it was a problem. and if it's something normal... what does that "color change" mean ? bad water quality ? lack of good food ? anything ???
I've raised that little guppy from fry state and I don't want to loose him so, I'm trying to find out what's happening. Thanks.
10-30-2007, 06:17 PM
He is excited! I've never noticed any changes in mine but there is nothing to worry about.
10-30-2007, 06:19 PM
He is excited!
Excited ? ... when it turn black or all colorful ??? :confused:
11-04-2007, 02:40 PM
Anybody might have more info on this ??? I'm kinda confused bout that and... I'd really want to understand what's happening with this little guy...
07-28-2010, 10:03 PM
There is nothing wrong with him. There is a trait that is slowly spreading to other guppies that allow a guppy to change color frequently. I was the first one to find a guppy that has this trait. The trait is becoming more noticed this last year. The trait used to only be in "feeder guppies," most likely wild guppies. You just have a rare guppy that needs to be breed so the 'color changing' guppy strain can be established.
In fact, yours is the first male fancy guppy that I've heard of having the trait, so your really lucky. But yours doesn't have as many colors as other color changers.
07-28-2010, 10:08 PM
The only time you can tell that a guppy is "excited" is when he flushes blood to the area above his tail, giving him a black or green color. Female guppies seem to be more attracted to this.
07-29-2010, 11:47 AM
I was the first one to find a guppy that has this trait.
1) This thread is three years old. Please don't bring up past threads. This can lead to people who actually need help now never getting noticed.
2) I lol at your claim of being the very first.
07-29-2010, 12:11 PM
I closed this. No need to bring this back up.
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