12-02-2009, 08:03 PM
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I've re-read this thread again now, honestly I can't find nothing majorly wrong here. Its a new tank, unstable and on its way to become an established tank. You know to leave your filter alone by now and adding plants will help your whole system. I'd watch the Ammonia to not rise much further (otherwise do a pwc) but that's about all I can see "wrong" here.
You say your fish act normal, eat normal, so really the only thing apparently "off" is their coloration from what you said. This can be caused by stress of moving, thou it disappears fairly quick (days rather then weeks) and / or change of diet, if you can try picking them up some frozen foods such as bloodworms.
Also another thing that can make your fish look more 'pale' at home then they did in the store is the type of light you use and the type or rather color of substrate, while full spectrum lights and dark ground makes colors 'pop' more a low wattage 'yellow' light with natural colored rocks will make them appear more pale.