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Thread: Why are they losing their color?
04-21-2013, 01:20 PM #1
Why are they losing their color?
I was watching my tank before the light turned on and I noticed all of my firemouths had really nice red, blues and greens and all of my black skirt tetras were really nice solid/dark black. But when the light tured on the two of the firemouths lost their color instantly and the black skirts faded a little, why is this? Before the light turned on the tank was pretty lit up with ambient light and even when the light turned on it is not a very bright light.
04-21-2013, 01:46 PM #2
Fish kept in brighter aquaria will be paler. It's a natural response due to the fact that in brightly lit environments,fish are more visible to predators. Additionally, the sudden change in light intensity that doesn't occur in nature could have shocked them. They should recover soon once they get used to the new brightness.
04-21-2013, 03:25 PM #3