fading colours --- why? Help

Discussion in 'Neon Tetra' started by Betafish305ca, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Betafish305caValued MemberMember



    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???
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    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. cwb141Valued MemberMember

    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. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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.


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