Can Ogon Change Color?

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I know Ogons are metallic, solid color fish, but my friend recently gave me his platinum Ogon, and within about a week, it's solid gold now. It's a butterfly and I don't have any butterfly Golden Ogons in the pond, only a single Butterfly Platinum Ogon which is bigger by a few inches. I suppose my questions is: Can Ogons change color? I know certain water parameters can change the patterns and colors on a koi, but I never thought it could on an Ogon...
 

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I would look into external parasites or velvet. It wouldn't surprise me if they can change colors, but that seems pretty drastic for a week.
Another guess is it got a sun tan??? I do know that they can get sunburns, but that is usually a more reddish color.
 
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Yeah, I'll continue researching it.
 

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Rich color changes can be fairly dramatic under different water conditions. Hard water can dull colors. I have that problem with my aquariums.
 
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Yeah, I figured it was something like that. The water in there is very hard, as I intended. The fish is very healthy, it just looks different.
 

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