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Thread: black skirt tetras
02-01-2008, 02:03 AM #11
Cooler water is simulating either rainfall or a drop in temperature consistent with a change in season. I think it depends on the type of fish.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
02-24-2008, 11:01 PM #12
I just bought three blackskirts yesterday. Their blackness has really faded. Will it come back as they become more comfortable in their new home? Chemistry seems to be okay. This tank is only about two weeks old.
02-25-2008, 02:52 AM #13
The colour does come back, mine go pale after a gravel vac and water change for a while, they also go pale at night, so when you turn the light on in the morning you might find them all washed out. It does come back though, when they are relaxed and happy it comes back. If you have room to, get a few more of them, they are happier in schools, so the more of them the better.