Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Hybrid View

  1. Exclamation Blood Parrot changed color in seconds? problem?


    0 Not allowed!
    I just did my weekly 50% w/c on my 90 gallon. Right after the change I noticed that my largest blood parrot had changed from a brilliant orange to almost pink or pale apricot. this happened within minutes of the water change.

    Should I be concerned? This has never happened before. The water temp matched, and I used 3 capfuls of Prime which equals 1 1/2 dose. ph from tap and tank are the same

    This happened about 30 minutes ago and the BP has not reverted back to it's normal color. Anyone have a clue what's going on?
    thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    PS to this. Now I'm worried that I didn't dose with Prime. Second guessing myself. so I dosed the tank again, just to be safe.

    The BP is gradually regaining its color. All the fish seem fine so if, on the off chance, I didn't add prime the tank would have had 50% pure tap water for about an hour before I decided to dose (again??).

    Hopefully all will be well. But I'm starting to think this fish keeper needs a keeper after the debacle with the hoses leaking then leaving my canister unplugged a week ago. Any Volunteers??? No? Oh well ....
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Okay. My big BP did the SAME thing after I did a water change yesterday. His color bled out from brilliant orange to pale, pale apricot. This is the 2nd water changes in a row that has resulted in his color bleed. This time I'm certain I used dechlorinator (was afraid maybe I'd forgotten the last time) so it's not that. He colored up by evening but today, he's pale again.
    I observe this tank closely every day. I see absolutely no aggression so I'm thinking it's not a stress issue. He ate like a pig this morning and eats well every day. Anyone have any ideas what might be going on with this guy and if I should be worried about him?
    Thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes, it is stress. That color change is an immediate indication. I know the minute I see a color change I have a problem. I have two that do that if my water is just a bit warmer than they like it. I opt now to go with cooler rather than warmer if in doubt.

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    Yes, it is stress. That color change is an immediate indication. I know the minute I see a color change I have a problem. I have two that do that if my water is just a bit warmer than they like it. I opt now to go with cooler rather than warmer if in doubt.
    Thanks so much for the reply. So ... the water change most likely suddenly seems to be a stresser for this fish who has never been bothered by water changes before - which leaves me at a bit of a loss as to why now. I always calibrate the temp when I do water changes and after the change the water is never off by more than a degree - and that changes within an hour. I keep the tank at 80. I'll try dropping the tank temp to 78 to see if that makes a difference. thanks again!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I think some are just picky snots and more bothered by little things than others. I have 3 that don't change a bit and 2 that act all put-out if something changes for them.

    I compare them to my children. Both boys are just wonderful and have always been and two girls that were born SNOTS and are still snots 35 years later.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •