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is it possible for the electric blue colour to wash out?

mine seems to have gone through some kind of color change over time.

colour when i first got him



then the first change when i moved him over to the 150g



and the colour now




any ideas on what happend?

thanks for any and all input..
 

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I don't have enough experience with these to have input for you Adrian, other than the fact that mine have not had as drastic a change in colouration. One of the two I have, the non-dominant one, does have a more faded appearance than the dominant one, but has been that way since the pecking order was established.
 

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no there is definatley somthing going on.
just before he went all pale in the last 2 pics he was almost black.
i wish i had a pic of when he was almost black to show you.
 

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Perhaps it's the food you feed it? I know that in shrimps and a few other fish species that if you feed it more algae that it turns more blue/green. For the red/orange colours you can feed your animals with food that has carotene and other red/orange pigmentation. Keep in mind that this will only work for organisms which have the genes to express the orange/red or blue/green colours as you can't make a blue fish turn red by feeding it orange/red foods. I hope that helps.
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I remember seeing your EBJD almost black when I came over that time, and of course you had a pic on the crashed BCA. As Pat said, it may be the diet? What are you feeding it? Mine get a lot of veggies, NLS and Dainichi, which tend to enhance the blue.
 

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That makes sense... :)
I was thinking about this cause I feed bloodworms too.
I'm just after a deep blue with more red tones, not yellow tones.
If it comes out greenish it's all good tho.
 

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I've been feeding a regular diet of blood worms,black worms,nls grow tetra color bits.
mostly blood worms though.
and he is the dominant fish in the tank now.
 

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i'll give that a try thanks Gary..
 
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