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For Those Of You Asking About Colour Changes

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Nope, nothing ;) When you see fish with black spots/stripes (unless it is a calico fish) then the first thing you should remember, is the black will disappear completely 99% of the time, much to our dismay! <_<

Jessica

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Well I spose I have 2 b glad my fish r health :exactly

WOuld b nice 2 have them stay fancy rather than just one plain colour though... do they change 2 all b the same in the tank???

eg if all my fish were spotty rather than only one would they stay like that???

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No, it's just their genetics. You can buy Calico fish that are spotty and they usually stay spotty.

It's like some people are born with blond hair and as they grow their hair darkens and they are a brunette. Their hair did not change because of the environment, but because of genetics.

Appaloosa horses can go through quite a few colour changes too :D

Jessica

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my fish changes colour according to the seasons

during summer, they have plenty of light so they change to a lighter colour

but in winter, there is less light so my fish darken in colour

especially the red patches

look, there is quiet a dramatic contrast

why is it fish colours becomes lighter when there are plenty of light and darkens when there is less light?

i thought its the other way around, lesser light the colours should be lighter and more light should be darker colours?

i read an article that says fish should have a few hours of light and other water conditions to maintain or improve the colours of the fish?

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they need even more heat in winter(when their is little light)

so their colours darken to absorb more heat

my fish has even developed black patches near its lip

which is quiet remarkable :huh:

and about improving the colours, ive read somewhere

that before koi shows, some owners change the light setting

and temperature so that the fish shows its best colours

we colud be onto something :D

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ok, make sense. cooler temperature makes their colours darker.

tat explains y my fishes colours are getting lighter, the water temperature rise but i do not know if its b'cos of the lamp tat is causing the water temp to rise.

i have heard of water heater but is there any thing in the world tat can lower the temp in the tank? :blink:

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They actually do make "chillers" to cool off tanks, expensive though.

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Ketzel my "Oranda" his dorsal fin used to be all white now its pratically all reddish orange. HE is so grogeous his fins are so gracful and beautiful...Oh yeah and one of his tail fins has a big reddish orange dot on it to that wasnt there when I got him.

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