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Greyish film on Calecos - What is it ?

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Hi there, I am a newbie here at KoKos and am loving all that I have read. There are some fantastic goldfish on here and so much to learn. I would like to get some beautiful calicos and I went to the store today to pick some up. The calicos there seem to have some greyish film like stuff on them. It wasn't coming off and was thick enough to hide the fish's colour under it. I was wondering if anyone here knows what this is. I have heard that its the fish's natural colour. Its changing colour,it has a disease.....etc I would love to know quickly if anyone knows what this is. Thank you so much :hummm umm im not sure how to download the picture either hmmmm

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Pics would be very helpful. You can use a site such as photobucket to post pics. I'll see if I can find the link to the thread that explains how to do it. :D

The gray film could very well be a thickening of the slime coat. Or it could be something else. Again, difficult to tell without a pic . . . .

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Are you talking about the black coloration of the skin under the see-through (non-metallic) scales that makes it look grey or bluish? If so, that is just the way Calicos look. The black colour in the skin under the scales appears either gray or blue depending on how deep in the skin the colour is....because the colour lays under the scales it is not as bright, and it lacks the shine seen with metallic scales.

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From the pictures, I think what you are seeing is the blue coloration which is very desirable :)

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thank you

Kayla102968 and jmetzger72

I hope you are right with this blueish colour theory :saywhat I thought it look very grey. The fish are so beautiful elsewhere though. I thought it was a disease. The pictures are showing the colour to be a blueish colour but indeed it was grey - flat grey..

I will go tomorrow with hubby to check again and if they are not diseased then I will definitely purchase one.

How do I download a picture right on this or any other reply? I would like to show you my fish - if purchased tomorrow on here. Again thank you so much for all your support :)

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With animals, silver/grey coloration is often referred to as "blue". This is often the case with dogs such as Great Danes. In certain light, the grey looks blue.

Use Photobucket links for pictures and Youtube links for videos.

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I was about to say that you now have the fish in the colour of my dreams.

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I went today and it seems that you were right about the greyish colour. It was a natural pigment colour (bluish grey) No disease :happydance

Thank you again for all your help everyone !!!!

check out my links to my new fish and let me know what you think ok.....

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They are all very pretty. Nice contrast :)

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The black/blue oranda has the most precious face. :)

Edited by LisaCGold

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