View Full Version : Improve your fishes colour
08-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Well my rainbow fish are growing ive had them for about 3 months now ,they get brighter each day :) ,But ive figured somthing out if u run a normal fluroscent light on the tank it dims down ur fish and doesnt do to good for ur plants but wen u run a proper uv one my fish seem so much brighter and happier
08-27-2008, 09:04 AM
lol man ryan someone sed that in the other thread on rainbow colouring lol but thats kool i cant wait to see them when i come over next
09-08-2008, 11:37 AM
hows the fishs colour going ryan
09-08-2008, 01:11 PM
LOL I thought I was in the same thread as yesterdays.
Bows color up more with age and also with improved diets of skeeters and worms. In nature, they eat constantly from the bugs that land on the waters surface. Like yours, mine are better colored under less light and in time, I will probably have a dark substrate and just low light plants and lots of wood for them. (I can't grow plants for squat!) I rather like the species only tanks so would like the different ones separated.
I have a batch of fry from my Splendia's that are 3 months old and none have colored yet but all growing nicely. Larger already than my 5 month old Boesemani's and turquoise. Very hard to tell one species from another when they are young, for sure, when the color is not yet there.
09-08-2008, 07:03 PM
I thought UV lighting was harmful to fish. but I definitly could be wrong, it was hear say information.
09-10-2008, 08:50 PM
You could always get a needle and some dye....
Ok... that was a REALLY bad joke but I couldn't resist. :hmm3grin2orange:
09-11-2008, 03:44 AM
yeah i agree bad joke i hate fish that have been dyed thats just slack:ssad:
09-11-2008, 05:54 AM
I feed my rainbows small meals five and sometimes six times a day with live, frozen as Lady Hobbs described, and prepared foods. Thus, the three species I keep have outstanding color.
09-30-2008, 03:54 AM
dyeing is just plain retarded i think its alure is just so you can have a "blueberry oscar" or some stupid crap like that. and still, you can bearly see the dye after about a week. would the UV thing work with cichlids? i but the problem i see with that is the algea that comes with UV
Rainbows do get more colorful as they age. Also they get much more colorful with different foods. And also lighting is another factor in their stunning color.
But what I find a lot of people dont to is they have far to little plants in their tanks. I have always noticed that rainbows have much nicer color when there is a large amount of plants.
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