View Full Version : firemouth red is gone

04-02-2008, 03:17 AM
woke up this morning went and put light on in tank to find my firemouths red colour is gone white should i be worried coz it was bright red last night before i went to bed plz help hope i anit losing him.

04-02-2008, 03:17 AM
Many fish loose color while they sleep so they wont stand out to predators.

04-02-2008, 03:37 AM
when you first fire on the lights fish go pale, its normal, they should recolor in a few minutes

04-02-2008, 03:40 AM
He is fine my firemouths always used to lose their colors. It will come back to them... What are you feeding the firemouth. If you want a brilliant red to pop out try Hikari Cichlid-Biogold+ or NLS Large Fish Pellets.... Both of these include color enhancing ingredients and are great foods....

04-02-2008, 11:56 AM
It's fine, mine done the same thing. Most fish also take about 10 min to fully wake up also.

04-02-2008, 03:53 PM
My firemouths dont lose their red.. Even the one who is always chased around. I feed my firemouth NLS large cichlid pellets. Heres a picture of him. He is getting a lot of red. Kinda neat.

04-02-2008, 05:02 PM
thanks for your replys yes your all right i get back home from work and bingo his bright red again and swimming around as normal i will look into getting these pellets for him as well when i get chance after work tommorow at minute i feeding him normal flake as i saved his life and henry(did his name wrong at first said harry silly me) the sailfin pleco only this sunday have a read and leave your remarks http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=19928 cheers for your help.