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Thread: Color Changes

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    Question Color Changes


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    I've noticed from time to time that some of my fish become darker in color. I have definitely seen this several times in my male krib and twice in my female. Does it necessarily indicate anything?
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    Stress perhaps?
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    That was my concern. I think I'll take my strips home tonight and test.
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    Strips are not accurate at all. Once they hit the air, the humidity immediately alters them thus giving you false results.
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    Agreed. Testing strips are not at all accurate. I mean, they may give you a general idea of where you are as far as the parameter is concerned but will not at all give you accurate results.
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    I know, I know...........but its what I's got right now.
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    I know that in Keyholes, their colouring gets darker when they are aggressive/territorial, and often when they breed.
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    Depends on the fish. In most SA dwarf cichlids, not sure about west african ones, they become darker when they are stressed. Or it could be breeding colors or somethng. I really dont know much about WA dwarves.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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