fading colours --- why? Help

  1. Betafish305ca Member Member

    :;bmu

    Hello,

    So this is a werid question I guess, but does anyone know why neon tetras sometime have fading colours, and other times have bright colours???
    :;fg
     
  2. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    water conditions, stress? ??? Although my yellow guppy does this quite a bit (or maybe it's more noticable with him since he is so bright)
     

  3. cwb141 Member Member

    I agree with Meenu. Since you can't test your water condition then I suggest a water change with something like aquasafe, which will help clean up the tap water. Maybe you need to vacuum the gravel or something.

    However, if you see faded colors after turning on the light and bright colors before turning it off then this is normal.
     
  4. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Betafish.

    According to your aquarium information you don't have the means to test your water for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH. I would suggest having your own API (liquid) Master Test Kit. It includes tests for everything I mentioned above and you won't have to rely on your LFS to test for you. Once we know your readings we'll be able to help you more.

    Ken