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


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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    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.
    LOL. you can raise them all exactly the same way and still they will turn out different.
    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

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