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labnjab
03-27-2009, 04:52 PM
Our newer oranda was orange and black when we got him. He had a black "goatee" and black fins. Now, after a few months on NLS, he's almost completly bright orange

before:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f370/jabsgirlforever/random%20coral%20shots/100_0308.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f370/jabsgirlforever/random%20coral%20shots/100_0304.jpg

Now

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f370/jabsgirlforever/100_0470.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f370/jabsgirlforever/100_0472.jpg


I was liking him with his goatee and we even named him goatee man, but not he decided to shave it Guess we'll have to find a new name

Brookfish
03-27-2009, 05:43 PM
Wow that's some change in colour, I have to say I like
his new look better.thumbs2:

loachcoach
03-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Too bad....the original coloration was eye catching.

Lady Hobbs
03-27-2009, 06:15 PM
Hard to tell when they change color anyway as they mature. What's the fish with him?

Commodore 64
03-27-2009, 07:59 PM
I've never seen anything with a goatee on it's forehead...

smaug
03-27-2009, 08:13 PM
I really doubt the nls had that affect.Its a shame he changed ,he looked unique before.

labnjab
03-27-2009, 09:35 PM
I've never seen anything with a goatee on it's forehead...

Thank you. He had it around his mouth, some reason the pic didn't show it.

So do you think he changed on his own and not the NLS, we've only had him less then 2 months. I wish it would have stayed. Half the reason we got him was because he was unique. But we still like him now. He's got a good, weird personality.

The fish with him in the last picture is our other, bigger oranda. She was trying to get in the picture, lol

Fishguy2727
03-28-2009, 02:36 AM
They always lose their black. Calicos will keep it, almost all black moors will at least keep most of it, but other than that just enjoy it while it lasts. I have bought amazing bi- and tri-colors only to have them drop all the black. It is just genetics. I know one very advanced goldfish keeper on an all goldfish forum is experimenting with the effect of KH on keeping the black, but I think she is still in trials. It seems ot be independent of diet, water quality, pH, etc except possibly KH and genetics.

Northernguy
03-28-2009, 02:53 PM
Looks Fantastic!:22:
I love that shade of orange.

Rue
03-28-2009, 02:57 PM
Loosing the black has nothing to do with the food. Mine also lost his black. Now I'm watching to see if the younger fish does too...

cer
03-28-2009, 08:40 PM
Wow! All the black on him is gone!

saix88
03-29-2009, 12:12 PM
Loosing the black has nothing to do with the food. Mine also lost his black. Now I'm watching to see if the younger fish does too...


They always lose their black. Calicos will keep it, almost all black moors will at least keep most of it, but other than that just enjoy it while it lasts. I have bought amazing bi- and tri-colors only to have them drop all the black. It is just genetics. I know one very advanced goldfish keeper on an all goldfish forum is experimenting with the effect of KH on keeping the black, but I think she is still in trials. It seems ot be independent of diet, water quality, pH, etc except possibly KH and genetics.

^Hit it on the head.

labnjab
04-04-2009, 12:28 AM
I didn't know they lost their black:ssuprised: Thank you for the info. We still like him anyways, lol. :hmm3grin2orange:

nikkijo
02-12-2010, 05:41 AM
i bought a gold fish because of his unique markings too, and he changed as well! he was white and orange and on all of his fins the edges were black, not a lot just a little. he was the coolest looking fish but the black faded to orange and the color is not as defined as it had been. too bad. you fish still looks good though! thumbs2:

toddnbecka
02-12-2010, 06:21 AM
You could change his name to MJ now... :14:

VoidParadigm
02-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Unless the breeding is exceptional all goldfish lose their color eventually, including a lot of the Blackmoors, due to poor breeding.

Which is why Albinos are the best goldfish to buy. They will ALWAYS have no color. :lol: Quite nice against a tank full of bright orange.