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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fire Eel Pale

Hey All,

Quick question, both of my fire eels go a bit pale on the underside... its a grayish pale colour and i dont know why...

Anybody have any ideas???

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-16-2010, 07:24 AM
do you use a light colored substrate?

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-16-2010, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, thankyou for replying to my post.

Yeah i do use a grayish white substrate, could this be why? If so, why does it cause this?

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-16-2010, 02:37 PM
not sure why but fish tend to darken or lighten according to their surroundings including substrate to blend in although not all fish do this but there are some.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-17-2010, 01:24 PM
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I mean..that could be why..but My fire eel was in a tank with very white-ish fine gravel and he was a very dark colour,very solid clean bright colours..ate normally,everything was fine..

I mean, every fish of a certian species is different
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-17-2010, 01:36 PM
yes they are katty. we can even see this happen in rcs

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-20-2010, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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oh... i think it must be this then, as he eats fine, i know this because i hand feed him everyday... and its both my fire eels look the same... so must be the reason...

Could my Crayfish be similar then? He used to be a potent bright blue, and now just a faded blue...
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-20-2010, 03:54 AM
yup it's the same reason... which is why aro's are given white tank treatment.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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