06-04-2008, 01:55 AM
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YES!!! I know exactly what you are talking about. My Black Tiger Oscar is normally colored usually. Sometimes, when I gravel Vac the gravel or disturb him, he changes colors quite noticeably, and turns very pale, and sections of his body will turn very lightly colored and others not so much. It is usually when he gets disturbed, angered or when he is attacking his toy (clay pot). At night he changes parts of his pattern too. If the light has been out for a while and I turn it on, He is usually white as a sheet in some parts of his body. It shouldn't have to do with water quality. My Oscar has done this since I've owned him. But, my Albino Tiger Oscar does not change colors that I can see.If anything, the Albino might get brighter orange streaks in the same circumstances . I believe it is normal.A friend of mine has a Red oscar. His changes from light orange-ish colors, to very bright red sides when sleeping or disturbed. It would still be a very good idea to check your water parameters and make a habit of it. It is a good habit to have with Oscars.
How big are your Oscars? how old? Got pictures?